Jorge Lorenzo on pole for Estoril

Italian Valentino Rossi (Ducati) was the negative note of such training to reap best result ninth, even with all the best Ducati on the track, over a second fastest time in the category.
Italian Marco Simoncelli (Honda RC 212 V), except in the third round of free practice, with the wet track, saw the hegemony of compatriot Loris Capirossi (Ducati Desmosedici) was the ruler of the free practice and gave the impression that "Super Sic" would also be the fastest in qualifying, but had to surrender to the evidence of the superiority of the world champion title, in addition to rolling on the floor in the latter part of the same. Simoncelli also began sending free tests, but again his reputation as overly aggressive and fiery preceded it and ended up rolling on the floor making it as usual, ie, losing grip the front wheel of his bike, so which made it closed the direction of the Honda Pilot and bike and ended up on the floor.
By then, Simoncelli had already been relegated from the first position by a specialist in Estoril, world champion Jorge Lorenzo, who, though time did not allow him to keep the Portuguese track record, largely as a result of the conditions under which he was the track and changing weather conditions, if he had enough to confirm the best position in the formation of departure.
Jorge Lorenzo performance met all expectations, while that of Marco Simoncelli, the final second, somewhat surprised, as this relegated after the slipstream of his bike both Dani Pedrosa (Honda RC 212 V) and the Australian Casey Stoner (Honda RC 212 V). Among them there were only two tenths of a second apart, which is not allowed, none of them, no break tomorrow when you turn off the light at Estoril.
Thereafter, from fifth in the American Ben Spies (Yamaha YZR M 1), the situation is different since it is already more than seven tenths of a second and that in Estoril and is far ahead and never mind compared to the 1.2 seconds that is Valentino Rossi for Lorenzo. During practice gave the impression that the Ducati Desmosedici had taken a step forward to approach the performance of the competition, but has proved a mirage because of Rossi's ninth place puts him in the third line and forced put your courage what he lacks on his motorcycle, which was the best of the bikes from Borgo Panigale manufacturer on the Estoril circuit.
This fact clearly indicates the need for Ducati to find solutions sooner and maybe that's why on Monday they plan to test at this circuit, during the training planned by the World Association of Equipment (IRTA, for its acronym in English) a number of new parts for the bike, among which include a carbon fiber chassis.
The Spanish Alvaro Bautista took a small break in the morning, when the track was not in the best conditions, not to risk more than necessary on the handlebars of his Suzuki GSV RR, but the official stint was in constant evolution and ended signing the fifteenth fastest time in MotoGP, with a Spanish Toni Elias (Honda RC 212 V), closing the table.