Grand Prix of Portugal 2012
Posted on May 01, 2012 by Nick Harris
THE BATTLE CONTINUES IN ESTORIL
Just seven days after Jerez, Bradley Smith once again takes on the best in Moto2™ at the Grand Prix of Portugal at the Estoril circuit on Sunday.
Smith’s start to the season has not been easy but he still lies ninth in the Championship. Following a qualifying crash from the Tech 3 machine he started from the sixth row of the grid in Jerez and fought through to 11th when the race was stopped. The Oxfordshire - based rider has finished twice on the 125cc Estoril podium.
The shortened Moto2™ race from Jerez was a typically fierce battle, which is certain to continue on Sunday with Qatar winner Marquez leading the Championship by just four points. Throw into the mix former Estoril winners Toni Elias, Simone Corsi, Nico Terol, Hector Faubel, Mika Kallio plus the likes of Tom Luthi, Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone and the sparks are certain to fly.
TELEVISION TIMES - BBC/BRITISH EUROSPORT
Friday 4 May
1315 – 1600 British Eurosport 2 Live Practice Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP
Saturday 5 May
1250 – 1605 BBC Red Button/ Live Qualifying Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP
1300 – 1600 British Eurosport 2 Qualifying Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP
Sunday 6 May
1110 – 1230 BBC Red Button Live Moto2 race
1230 – 1400 BBC 2/BBC HD Live MotoGP race
1430 - 1530 BBC Red Button Moto3 race
1400 British Eurosport 2 Moto2 race
1530 British Eurosport 2 Moto3 race
1800 British Eurosport 2 MotoGP race