With 13 turns, a tricky uphill chicane and a long straight (0.613 of mile) where the prototypes reach 200 mph and then have to brake for a 70 mph-turn 1, the technical Estoril layout continually challenges the MotoGP grid.
And the 2011 Portuguese Grand Prix was no different.
2011 MotoGP Prep
Moving from a Moto2 machine to a MotoGP prototype has been challenging for the rookie Karel Abraham, but the Czech rider says he’s adapting well to the Cardion AB Ducati GP11.
2011 MotoGP Entry List
The provisional 2011 MotoGP rider line up was released Monday by the FIM. The 2011 MotoGP grid will consist of 17 riders who will vie for the championship throughout 17 rounds.
The two new riders on the 2011 MotoGP entry list are Toni Elias and Karel Abraham.
Although much of the attention regarding Ducati MotoGP teams was focused on the Wrooom event in Italy where the livery of Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden was unveiled, another Duc was presented to the public for the first time in Prague this week.