Pedrosa aiming for 100th podium finish at Portuguese Grand Prix
Fresh from competing this past weekend in the Spanish Grand Prix, the paddock moves on at full speed to Estoril, for this Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix. The Portuguese track will welcome the Repsol riders from all three categories for their latest challenge, with Casey Stoner’s victory & Dani Pedrosa’s podium in MotoGP, great results from the second round of the series at Jerez to take into the weekend. This is a Grand Prix with plenty of good memories for the Repsol riders, who have had excellent results in Estoril.
Two Repsol Honda Team riders were on the podium at the 4.128km Estoril circuit last year. Dani Pedrosa won the MotoGP race, whilst Casey Stoner placed third in an fine podium double that they hope to repeat this year. If they manage to do so, it would be their third rostrum finish in a row this season – of special note for being Pedrosa’s 100th top three finish in the World Championship.
Dani Pedrosa “I’m happy with our performance in the first two races, the results were good, but still not perfect. So, I will try to do the extra push in Estoril, where we achieved the first victory of the season last year after a very good weekend. It will be important to set up the bike well in a tricky circuit like this, with long corners and hard braking.
It is the first time we go there with the 1000cc RC213V and a good position on the grid is always crucial in Estoril. We have to keep working hard like we did in Qatar and Jerez. Hopefully we can have good weather and the grandstands are full of Spanish fans as we had in Jerez on Sunday, especially being the last season we race in Estoril.”
Source: Repsol Media