MotoGP »

125: Bautista takes win number eight at Estoril.

Alvaro Bautista stormed to his eighth victory of the 2006 season with a dominant performance in Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril.

The Spaniard who already had the championship title under his belt now becomes the rider to have scored the most points in one season (325) and the most podiums (14).

Over fifteen seconds behind there was a photo finish for second place, with Bautista's team-mate Hector Faubel snatching third place on the line from Mika Kallio.

The Finn was content nonetheless, as an earlier crash for Mattia Pasini means he is guaranteed as the runner-up in the championship with the battle now on for third place between the Italian and Faubel.

125cc top ten – Portuguese Grand Prix:

1. Bautista (Aprilia)
2. Faubel (Aprilia) +15.098secs
3. Kallio (KTM) +15.112secs
4. Pesek (Derbi) +15.745secs
5. Simon (KTM) +15.778secs
6. Koyama (Malaguti) +27.588secs
7. Lai (Honda) +27.609secs
8. Talmacsi (Honda) +27.652secs
9. Corsi (Gilera) +31.877secs
10. Cortese (Honda) +38.878secs

Smith (Honda) DNF

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Bautista wins, Portuguese 125GP Race 2006
Bautista leads, Portuguese 125GP Race 2006
Start, Portuguese 125GP, 2006
Private testing action from Barcelona
Morning (left) and afternoon (right) lap times from Weds at Barcelona test
Marquez fall at private Barcelona test
Barcelona Circuit of Catalunya chicane final sector
New Catalunya chicane during private test
New chicane in use at Catalunya MotoGP test
Pedrosa, Zarco, Vinales, French MotoGP 2017
Vinales, French MotoGP 2017
Crowd, French MotoGP 2017
Baz, French MotoGP 2017
Rossi, Vinales, French MotoGP 2017
Iannone, French MotoGP 2017
Folger, French MotoGP 2017
Crowd, French MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Crutchlow, French MotoGP 2017

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.