|Valentino Rossi and his Gauloises Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards rounded off the Portuguese stage of the MotoGP World Championship with a further day of testing at Estoril today, following their respective second and sixth-place finishes in yesterday’s Grand Prix.|
|5 September 2004
Round: 11 – Estoril Grand Prix
Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi put on a show of supremacy today, storming clear to win the Portuguese Grand Prix by more than five seconds from Honda rider Makoto Tamada, who was himself four seconds ahead of Alex Barros (Honda) and championship rival Sete Gibernau (Honda). Fellow Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Carlos Checa also rode a strong race to complete the top five.