Test times from Estoril at 4pm:
Times from 1pm, after the teams have taken a break for lunch:
Times at 12:02 from the MotoGP test. Neither Randy de Puniet nor Hector Barbera, both pulled out due to injuries. Times:
We're finally racing again, and the deafening roar of the MotoGP bikes has silenced the whining that has been emanating from the paddock over the past few days, at least for the moment. Instead of sniping about who had said what about whom, there was an actual contest at Estoril. Even the weather didn't intervene, at least, not once the warmup was finished.
The race was hardly a thriller - the electronics necessitated by the combination of highly-strung 800cc engines and meager 21 liters of fuel have been fatal to racing excitement, for the most part - but it was certainly a fascinating intellectual exercise, and there was much to be learned from Portuguese Grand Prix. The trouble is, of course, that those lessons are most rewarding to the committed student of the sport, the sterile racing now rather too esoteric for the casual fan.
Press releases issued by the 125cc and Moto2 teams after the race at Estoril:
Tough Weekend With Plenty Of Lessons For Kenny Noyes In Portugal
The press releases from the MotoGP teams after today's Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril:
Results of the 125cc race at Estoril: