The MotoGP will return from its month long break this weekend as the series heads to Estoril for the third round of the 2011 MotoGP season. Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner have a win each, but there are numerous riders who could cross the checkered flags first in Estoril.
The race in Portugal has been a long standing event for the MotoGP. This will be the 14th consecutive year that the MotoGP has made the trip to the Estoril track. In the last three outings, Estoril has been all about Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo has won from the pole position at every race in Portugal since 2008.
Lorenzo will have to fight off Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa. Stoner could have taken two consecutive victories in Spain but an accident with Valentino Rossi forced him to retire. Pedrosa has two podium finishes so far this season, and he will be coming back to Estoril after corrective surgery on his shoulder. With Pedrosa in top shape, he could be hard to beat.
Valentino Rossi will also be looking for his first win. Rossi is still recovering from surgery, and says that he’ll be near 100% this weekend.
Here’s a video preview of the third round of the 2011 MotoGP season.
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com