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MotoGP Portugal 2012: Sandro Cortese, Casey Stoner and Marc Márquez will start from pole in Estoril
MotoGP Portugal 2012: Sandro Cortese, Casey Stoner and Marc Márquez will start from pole in Estoril

We already know which riders have taken pole position for the third round of the MotoGP World Championship which is being held in the Portuguese circuit of Estoril, No time to breathe after last weekend's Jerez races. A) Yes, Sandro Cortese has been the fastest in Moto3, Casey stoner has been in MotoGP and Marc Márquez on Moto2, getting the only Spanish pole of the day on a track that will be dropped from the calendar as of next season. A pity if we remember the great races we have seen around here.

In any case, after the rare conditions in which the two free practice sessions were held yesterday (no rain but with the wet track from the night before), today we enjoyed some excellent weather conditions, Although midway through the MotoGP qualifying practice there were some drops that made us fear the worst, but everything stayed on that slightest warning. And now we are going to tell what has happened in each category, which has been a lot …

Moto3: Sandro Cortese brings out the power of the KTM

Sandro Cortese

In the Moto3 category the fastest was the German Sandro Cortese, that surprised us in the qualifying session. And I say surprised because apparently until that moment, it seemed that Miguel Oliveira he was the top favorite to take pole at home, as he has been the star of previous sessions, including the best time in the third free practice this morning. But Sandro has made a real time, and has stopped the chrono in 1'47.145, getting the second pole of the season after the one he got in Qatar, and thus confirming that the KTM not only do they run well at top speed. Second was the one who was also the favorite to take the best time, Maverick Viñales, who has stayed more than three tenths and to the one who is making it very clear that he is going to have to fight beautifully if he wants to take the title home, but that is very far … Closing the first row, the aforementioned Oliveira, also happy and excited for tomorrow's race.

Already in the second row we find Danny Kent in the fourth position, while Zulfahmi Khairuddin it always keeps showing up at the top of the table. We have to get to sixth position to meet the feeling of this start of the championship, the leader of the table Roman Fenati, which obviously is going to find this season with many circuits (most of them) that he does not know. Excellent in any case the young Italian man, I hope he is that pilot that they have been looking for for years in the country that is looking for a successor to Valentino. And already in the third row we find a trio of our riders: Luis Salom seventh, Efren Vazquez eighth and Hector Faubel nineth. Now we can only hope that tomorrow's race is as good as the two that have served to start this category. How we enjoy Moto3!

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