Dani Pedrosa from Repsol Honda team riding on Honda RC213v finished in first place in free practice session 3 at Portugal GP 2012.His fastest lap time was 1:37.326 with 331.5 km/hr top speed.He is also the fastest man on the trac in terms of top speed with 332.9 km/hr.
Defending Champion and team mate of Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner finished in second place.His fastest lap time was 1:37.338 with 331.6 km/hr average speed and 332.5 km/hr top speed.The time difference was 0.012 seconds.
Finished in third place was Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha Factory Racing riding on Yamaha M1 with fastest lap time of 1:37.680 with 327.7 km/hr average speed and 328.6 km/hr top speed.His time difference was 0.354 seconds.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso with Satellite Yamaha M1 finished in 4 th and 5 th place respectively.
Valentino Rossi finished in third place with time difference of 1.117 seconds.
Ben Spies from Yamaha team finished in 8 th position and Nicky Hayden from Ducati team finished in 9 th position.
The two satellite Ducati bike riders Hector Barbera and Karel Abraham finished in 11 th and 14 th position respectively.
The Satellite Honda bike riders Alvaro Batista and Stefan Bradl finished in 6 th and 10 th position respectively.
The CRT bikes best position started from 12 with Randy De Puniet.
The top speed and performance of the Honda RC213V bike is improving through out the season for the factory riders but for the Satellite bikes the results are not healthy.
For Yamaha the inconsistency of Ben Spies at time is the only problem other than that their satellite bike riders are finishing the race in top 5 and another factory rider Jorge Lorenzo is having a podium finish.