Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Portugal MotoGP: Highlight Scenes

2011 Portugal MotoGP: Highlight Scenes

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2011 Estoril GP

There were some downright scary moments at a damp Estoril circuit for Round 3 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship Sunday.

Many of the 17-rider grid’s top riders had some shaky moments, including Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies.

But some of these scary moments turned into crashes, including the highsides by San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli and Mapfre Ducati’s Hector Barbera. Both MotoGP riders crashed out on the first of 28 laps.

Relive these moments with this short YouTube review of the 2011 Portuguese Grand Prix, which gave Dani Pedrosa his first victory of 2011 MotoGP. The Repsol Honda rider was joined on the podium by Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing M1) and Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda RC212V), respectively.

For a full review of the race, click here.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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