PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX

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Estoril Circuit:

Track image of Estoril Circuit

Circuit info

Length: 4.182 m / 2.599 miles

Width: 14m

Left corners: 4

Right corners: 9

Longest straight: 986 m / 0.613 miles

Constructed: 1972

Modified: 2006

Race Length: MotoGP
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
- 0.0 km - 0.0 miles

Introduction:

Situated on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, 28km from capital city Lisbon, the Estoril circuit was used as a MotoGP venue for the first time in 2000. Built in 1972 by Fernanda Pires da Silva the circuit was used mainly for European F2 races in the seventies and after major redevelopment in the early eighties it staged its first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1984.


One of the trickiest tracks on the GP calendar, Estoril combines long, constant radius corners with heavy braking zones, bumpy straights and a difficult chicane which was added to the back section in 1994. Its geographical position means that weather can be unpredictable, although its generally warm, dry nature makes it a regular choice for pre-season testing sessions.


Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2008Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'35.715157.3 km/h
Circuit Record2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'36.909155.4 km/h
Best Pole2008Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'35.715157.3 km/h
Top Speed2012Hector BARBERA (SPA)Ducati335.9 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'40.921149.2 km/h
Circuit Record2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'40.921149.2 km/h
Best Pole2012Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter1'40.934149.2 km/h
Top Speed2011Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter288.5 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2012Sandro CORTESE (GER)KTM1'47.145140.5 km/h
Circuit Record2012Sandro CORTESE (GER)KTM1'47.354140.2 km/h
Best Pole2012Sandro CORTESE (GER)KTM1'47.145140.5 km/h
Top Speed2012Joan OLIVE (SPA)KTM229.1 km/h

Time Schedule

PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX

14 September 2007

125ccFP1

MotoGPFP1

250ccFP1

125ccQP1

MotoGPFP2

250ccQP1

15 September 2007

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MotoGPFP3

250ccFP2

125ccQP2

MotoGPQP

250ccQP2

16 September 2007

125ccWUP

250ccWUP

MotoGPWUP

125ccRAC

250ccRAC

MotoGPRAC

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2007 - Event Results

Podium

1ndROSSI V.ITA45'49.911
2dPEDROSA D.SPA+0.175
3dSTONER C.AUS+1.477

Records:

Pole Lap:  HAYDEN N.1'36.301156.3 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 13HAYDEN N.1'37.493154.4 Km/h

Podium

1ndBAUTISTA A.SPA43'56.458
2dDOVIZIOSO A.ITA+4.367
3dLORENZO J.SPA+6.148

Records:

Pole Lap:  DOVIZIOSO A.1'40.355150.0 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 24BAUTISTA A.1'40.521149.8 Km/h

Podium

1ndFAUBEL H.SPA40'46.337
2dTALMACSI G.HUN+0.132
3dESPARGARO P.SPA+0.235

Records:

Pole Lap:  PASINI M.1'44.675143.8 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 4TALMACSI G.1'45.027143.3 Km/h