|The Grand Prix of Portugal, third round of the 2012 MotoGP World
Championship, began today at the Estoril circuit with Repsol Honda's Casey
Stoner on top of the time sheets (1'38.396). Team mate Dani Pedrosa finished in
fourth position (1'38.797) with the combined practice times, after another tight
battle between the Honda and Yamaha riders as we've already seen in the first
two races of the season.|
The weather played a big part in the first MotoGP practice session and again, as was the case in Jerez last week, the Portuguese GP got underway with wet patches and cold temperatures in the morning. The Repsol Honda riders went out on track on slick tyres with only 10 minutes of the first session remaining and both Casey and Dani had to wait until the afternoon to get some proper track time on the tricky Estoril circuit with the new 1000cc machines.
The Honda factory riders made the most of the second free practice to begin tuning the set up of their RC213V's at one of the most challenging tracks on the calendar, which combines a fairly long straight with long corners and very hard braking. The action continues tomorrow with FP3 and the qualifying session to decide the grid for Sunday's race
Well I doubt I will ever be brave enough to buy a conversion like this but saw these and the think they look amazing. I find that a great deal of headlight conversion often look tacky and dread it when I hear of angel or demon eyes. These however seem tasteful and do seem to suit the lines of the bike.