It’s been a long gap between races - bwin Portuguese Grand Prix 2011

Posted on Apr 26, 2011 by Nick Harris

Tech3 rider Bradley Smith has made a superb start to his Moto2 career. The 20 year old Oxfordshire rider is sixth in the Championship after finishing fourth at the previous round in Jerez. He has already tested at Estoril this season and knows the track well from his 125 cc Championship campaigns.

Bradley Smith
“It’s been a long gap between races for obvious and very sad reasons and like everybody else I can’t wait to carry on where we left off in Jerez. I’ve kept fit in the break with eight days of cycle training in Italy but there is nothing like riding the Moto2 bike. I enjoy Estoril and have finished on the podium in the last two 125 cc races. Also we have tested the Moto2 bike there before the start of the season which should be a good start when we go out on Friday morning.”

Last year the Portuguese Grand Prix was held at the end of October and heavy rain and high winds washed out all the qualifying sessions and made conditions very difficult on race day. Hopefully the change of dates will ensure some better weather at the Estoril circuit situated just outside Lisbon on the Atlantic coast of Portugal.


EVENT TIME SCHEDULE
Friday 29 April
09.15 – 09.55              125cc Free Practice 1
10.10 – 10.55              MotoGP Free Practice 1
11.10 – 11.55              Moto2 Free Practice 1
13.15 – 13.55              125cc Free Practice 2
14.10 – 14.55              MotoGP Free Practice 2
15.10 – 15.55              Moto2 Free Practice 2

Saturday 30 April
09.15 – 09.55              125cc Free Practice 3
10.10 – 10.55              MotoGP Free Practice 3
11.10 – 11.55              Moto2 Free Practice 3
13.00 – 13.40              125cc Qualifying Practice
13.55 – 14.55              MotoGP Qualifying Practice
15.10 – 15.55              Moto2 Qualifying Practice

Sunday 1 May
09.00 – 09.20              Moto2 Warm Up
09.30 – 09.50              MotoGP Warm Up
10.00 – 10.20              125cc Warm Up
11.15                           Moto2 RACE (26 laps)
13.00                           MotoGP RACE (28 laps)
14.30                           125cc RACE (27 laps)

Schedule is local time
Time Zone: GMT + 1 hours

 

TELEVISION TIMES
Practice, qualifying and the races will be shown at the following times on British television:

BBC
Saturday 30 April
12.50 – 14.00 125cc Qualifying Red Button/Online
14.00 – 15.00 Moto2 Qualifying Red Button/Online
15.00 – 16.00 MotoGP Qualifying Red Button/Online 

Sunday 1 May
11.10 – 12.30    Moto2 Race BBC Red Button/Online LIVE
12.30 – 14.00    MotoGP Race BBC 2/Online LIVE
14.30 – 15.30    125cc BBC Red Button/Online LIVE

 

BRITISH EUROSPORT 2
Friday 29 April
13.10 – 16.00 Live Free Practice 125cc, MotoGP, Moto2

Saturday 30 April
12.55 – 16.10 Live Qualifying 125cc, Moto2, MotoGP

Sunday 1 May
11.00    Moto2 Race Live
14.30    125cc Race Live
16.00    MotoGP Action

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