Estoril so far has been kind to Valentino Rossi and the Ducati. In the first free practice Rossi finished fifth and followed that up with a fourth in the second free practice, importantly ahead of Casey Stoner who was fifth. Rossi believes that his shoulder has further healed and that he now feels a little more strength and that is the reason why he is going better this weekend. However, he is guarded about the race which will be longer and has not made any comments about how well he will go in the race. We hope that he will go well, fingers crossed.