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2011 MotoGP Estoril Photo Gallery
Jorge Lorenzo - Estoril 2011
See photos of the 2011 Estoril Grand Prix in the 2011 MotoGP Estoril photo gallery.
Dani Pedrosa - Estoril 2011
Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista managed a quick return to racing after breaking his femur at Qatar.
Marco Simoncelli - Estoril 2011
Valentino Rossi - Estoril 2011
Elbowz talks M1 with his crew - Estoril 2011
Casey Stoner - Estoril 2011
Dani P - Estoril 2011
Marco Simoncelli fast in practice and qualifying - Estoril 2011
The Repsol Honda team took two of the rostrum spots at Estoril, with Pedrosa taking the win ahead of Lorenzo and Stoner scoring third.
Dani Pedrosa kept Lorenzo in his sights, making a move in the final laps and then checking out for the win.
Dani Pedrosa broke Lorenzo's dominance at Estoril, taking the victory by a three-second margin.
Jorge Lorenzo got off to an early lead via his pole position start - Estoril 2011
Honda's Dani Pedrosa overcame a long-standing shoulder injury to steal the win from Jorge Lorenzo in the final laps.
Dani Pedrosa: “I'm very happy for the win. But more than the win I'm very happy for my condition because it looks like the surgery was successful."
Casey Stoner secured a podium following his crash in Jerez despite a trapped nerve which caused pain in his lower back.
Italian Andrea Dovizioso extended Honda's presence in the top-five by finishing fourth in Portugal.
Despite leading for 25 out of 28 laps, Jorge Lorenzo lost his perfect form at Estoril after being passed by Dani Pedrosa.
Cal Crutchlow was on the losing end of a terrific battle with Hiroshi Aoyama, and eventually finished eighth.
Texan Colin Edwards finished sixth in Round 3 as he continues to post top-10 results this season.
A mistake by Ben Spies' Yamaha crew left the American trailing the field during the early laps before his crash on Lap 13.
Dani Pedrosa takes his first win of the season at Estoril - 2011 Estoril MotoGP
Valentino Rossi was denied his best finish for Ducati in 2011 after a late pass by Andrea Dovizioso.
Valentino Rossi: "The two bikes [Yamaha and Ducati] are as opposite as we are in opposite parts of the world. We can improve the Ducati and adapt it to me, but it will remain always a different bike compared to the M1."
Rossi had to dispel rumors which stated that he was trying to make the Ducati GP11 more like his previous YZR-M1.
Nicky Hayden secured ninth at Estoril while Ducati continues to sort things out with its machinery.
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