What is the next race after Jerez dramatic race ? The answer is Estoril race in Portugal. The circuit was used for MotoGP since 2000.
The Characteristic of circuit is have a longest straight is about 986 m almost 23.6 % from the length of circuit 4182 m. The circuit have 4 left corners and 9 right corner. And this circuit constructed in 1972 and modified in 2006 when the circuit renews agreement with Dorna for two years on October 2006.
From the characteristic with the long straight at the track is very suitable for Honda and strong to Yamaha too and let's look back all a victory all happened here, what the bike dominated and who is the riders frequently won in here.
Years Bike Riders Classification
2000 YAMAHA Gerry McCoy 500 cc
2001 HONDA Valentino Rossi 500 cc
2002 HONDA Valentino Rossi MotoGP
2003 HONDA Valentino Rossi MotoGP
2004 YAMAHA Valentino Rossi MotoGP
2005 HONDA Alex Barros MotoGP
2006 HONDA Toni Elias MotoGP
2007 YAMAHA Valentino Rossi MotoGP
2008 YAMAHA Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP
2009 YAMAHA Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP
2010 YAMAHA Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP
After see the table the dominate bike is Yamaha and Honda. For the rider dominate like always he is Valentino Rossi.
Look from the two race before, we all very sure Honda and Yamaha will get a podium on there. and how about other bike like Ducati ? Do you think they don't have a chance to grab the podium on there??
Of course not, Ducati have a great progress in Jerez race, so its very possible to get podium on there. And look like Valentino Rossi have a lot experience on there to be a winner. We already know he not healthy 100% for Estoril but only 90% , but the 90% for him it could be 100% for other, so the possibility still open.
And we all hoping in this race all rider can follow the race, no one absent so the race feel complete and no empty. 17 rider is very short grid in MotoGP but when its can running full its good enough to make the race very interseting.
Alvaro Bautista got a positive update about his recovery and when we read his update on his twitter account @19Bautista , he really one back to Estoril and his said "I want to return at Estoril but it's not yet 100% certain". but he still have a time to make sure his recovery, and we just support to he back when he 100% ready.
Dani Pedrosa from Honda Racing Team, after left arm surgery he already official said "Eager to back at Estoril" and I got reply too from Official twitter from Honda @HRC_motogp "Dani is doing well - thanks! Just want to get to Estoril and get racing..."
Now when after see the characteristic of race, the history of victory and the possibility, we will know soon about the schedule. and like usual this schedule is available for Local Time and GMT +7 Indonesia
Local Time at Estoril GMT +1 Indonesia Time GMT + 7
Friday April 29th, 2011 Jumat, 29 April 2011
125 cc FP 1 09.15 - 09.55 15.15 - 15.55
MotoGP FP 1 10.10 - 10.55 16.10 - 16.55
Moto2 FP 1 11.10 - 11.55 17.10 - 17.55
125cc FP 2 13.15 - 13.55 19.15 - 19.55
MotoGP FP2 14.10 - 14.55 20.10 - 20.55
Moto2 FP 2 15.10 - 15.55 21.10 - 21.55
Saturday, April 30, 2011 Sabtu, 30 April 2011
125 cc FP 3 09.15 - 09.55 15.15 - 15.55
MotoGP FP 3 10.10 - 10.55 16.10 - 16.55
Moto2 FP 3 11.10 - 11.55 17.10 - 17.55
125cc QP 13.00 - 13.40 19.00 - 19.40
MotoGP QP 13.55 - 14.55 19.55 - 20.55
Moto2 QP 15.10 - 15.55 21.10 - 21.55