Dani Pedrosa’s shoulder surgery seems to have gone well.  He was able to win the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril after beating compatriot Jorge Lorenzo into second place.  Casey Stoner took the third step on the podium after having an eventful start to his race which saw him dicing with Marco Simoncelli who crashed in front of him and slowed his charge down, allowing Pedrosa and Lorenzo to get away at the front.  Lorenzo though starting from  pole could not win the race due to the superior horsepower of the Honda which was faster than the Yamaha on straights.  Casey Stoner while being unhappy at what happened with Simoncelli must be very relieved to not be taken out of the race yet again for the second consecutive time.