orge Lorenzo won the Portuguese GP on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Estoril.
Having been fastest in practice and qualifying, the Fiat Yamaha rider went on to dominate the race almost from lights to flag.
Fast-starter Dani Pedrosa briefly led before relinquishing the
lead to Lorenzo. He then set an impressive pace none of his rivals was able to match and crossed the finish line six seconds ahead of a rejuvenated Casey Stoner. Pedrosa finished third while championship leader Valentino Rossi missed Estoril podium for the very first time.
Edwards was a solid fifth.
Championship-wise, Lorenzo's win sees him cut Rossi's lead from 30 to 18 points with three races to go.
Estoril – MotoGP race classification :
1. J.Lorenzo – Fiat Yamaha
2. C.Stoner – Ducati
3. D.Pedrosa – Repsol Honda
4. V.Rossi – Fiat Yamaha
5. C.Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech3
6. T.Elias – San Carlo Honda Gresini
7. A.Dovizioso – Repsol Honda
8. N.Hayden – Ducati
9. J.Toseland – Monster Yamaha Tech3
10. C.Vermeulen – Rizla Suzuki
De Puniet – LCR Honda
12. M.Melandri – Hayate Racing
13. N.Canepa – Pramac Racing
14. G.Talmacsi – Scot Honda