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2010 MotoGP Season Photo Gallery

View the entire 2010 MotoGP season in this 2010 MotoGP Season Photo Gallery.

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Newly crowned 2009 250cc Champion Hiroshi Aoyama joins the premier class for 2010.
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Alvaro Baustista joins the Rizla Suzuki team for 2010. The Spainard has raced in the 250cc class for the past 3 years.
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Rizla Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista has 10 podium finishes in the 250cc class for the 2009 season.
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Rizla Suzuki's newest team member, Alvaro Bautista, made his Grand Prix debut in 2002.
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Rizla Suzuki's Loris Capirossi completed his 20th Grand Prix season at Valencia.
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Frenchman Randy De Puniet returns to the 2010 MotoGP season and the LCR Honda team.
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Ducati Marlboro's Nicky Hayden was within a second of teammate, Casey Stoner's time at the Valencia test.
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Marco Melandri joins the San Carlo Honda Gresini team for 2010.
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Italian Marco Melandri returns to the Honda RC212V for 2010. The last time he rode one was in 2007.
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Dani Pedrosa only completed 31 laps today during testing while searching for the correct set-up for the new Ohlins suspension.
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa tests the new RC212V at Valencia.
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Marco Simoncelli makes the jump up from the 250cc class for 2010 when he joins the San Carlo Honda Gresini Team.
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Fiat Yamaha Ladies
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Lorenzo is ready to take on the challange in 2010.
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Experiencing his first test on a MotoGP machine is San Carlo Honda Gresini's Marco Simoncelli.
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Casey Stoner tried out a new softer rear tire from Bridgestone on his Marlboro Ducati at Valencia test.
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Repsol Honda and Dani Pedrosa took a step-by-step approach to the changes on the RC212V.
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Nicky Hayden at the Valencia Test on his Marlboro Ducati.
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Team San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco Simoncelli and Marco Melandri
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Ducati Marlboro's Casey Stoner at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit test in Valencia.
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2009 250cc World Champion Hiroshi Aoyama is getting familiar to his premier class Honda.
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Andrea Dovizioso high-sided his new RC212V during Day 2 testing at Valencia. The Italian was not seriously injured.
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Rizla Suzuki Alvaro Bautista is using a same specification bike as was raced the previous weekend during testing at Valencia eventually posting a lap-time of 1:34.540.
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Alvaro Bautista in the Rizla Suzuki pitbox during Valencia Test.
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Loris Capirossi posted his quickest-lap ever around the Ricaro Tormo Circuit on Tuesday during testing.
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Hiroshi Aoyama spends some time getting to know his 2010 ride.
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Marco Simoncelli continues his work with his new Pramac Racing team at the Valencia Test.
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Ducati Marlboro's Casey Stoner was back in top-form during testing. The Aussie suffered a high-side crash during the warm-up for the final round at Valencia and could not join the race.
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Marco "Super Sic" Simoncelli during testing.
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The Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Team - Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista
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Loris Capirossi takes a spin on the Rizla Suzuki GSV-R machine.
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Valentino Rossi's 2010 Grand Prix machinery
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Jorge Lorenzo's 2010 Grand Prix machinery debuted at the Sepang pre-season test.
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Lorenzo and Rossi unveil their new 2010 rides at the Sepang Test.
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Rossi fastest at Sepang on Day one of preseason test.
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Rossi looks to dial in his M1 during preseason testing at Sepang.
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Number 46 gets up to speed at Sepang.
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Jorge Lorenzo - Sepang Test Day 1
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Hiro Aoyama (Interwetten Honda) - Sepang Test
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Melandri back with Gresini Honda - Sepang Test
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Melandri rides the Gresini Honda - Sepang Test
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Marco Simoncelli rides Gresini Honda - Sepang Test
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Dani Pedrosa tests the new RC212V - Sepang Test
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Andrea Dovizioso the fastest Honda man on Day 1 - Sepang Test
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Ducati Marlboro's Casey Stoner was .395 of a second shy of Rossi's Day 2 chart topping time.
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Hiroshi Aoyama moved up the timesheets on Day 2.
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MotoGP rookie, Alvaro Bautista continues to get familiar with his new Rizla Suzuki ride.
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Rizla Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista was quicker around the Sepang circuit on Day 2, but fell two spots to 16th.
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Loris Capirossi tested two new chassis during the Sepang test on the Rizla Suzuki.
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LCR Honda's Randy DePuniet was 13th fastest on Day 2.
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Ducati Marlboro's Nicky Hayden improved slightly over the course of the two day test, but will be looking for further improvement.
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Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo will be gunning for teammate Valentino Rossi's crown in 2010.
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Jorge Lorenzo has a talk in the paddock with his crew.
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San Carlo's Marco Melandri led the Satellite Honda charge on Day 2.
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa clawed his way into the top-four on Day 2.
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Valentino Rossi set the bar on Day 2 with the fastest time around the Sepang circuit.
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Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards - Sepang Test
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The Fiat Yamaha Team visited Yamaha Thailand Motor and kicked off a couple of limited edition scooters in the team colors.
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Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing
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Pramac Racing's Aleix Espargaro
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Hector Barbera - Aspar Ducati
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Valentino Rossi - Sepang Test Day 2
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Nicky Hayden drastically improved his lap times during Day 2 in Sepang.
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A recovering Jorge Lorenzo pays a visit to Indonesia to promote a new sponsor.
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Valentino Rossi came straight from Malaysia testing to Indonesia to promote a new sponsor.
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The new Rizla Suzuki 2010 MotoGP GSV-R 800cc machine.
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Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa
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The Repsol Honda Team at the 2010 launch party.
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The Repsol Honda riders - Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa
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The Rizla Suzuki GSV-R 2010 MotoGP bike.
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2010 Pramac Racing team with riders Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargaro.
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2010 Pramac Racing Livery showing off Pramac going green.
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Casey Stoner was back on top of the timesheets during Day 2 of the Qatar pre-season test.
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Ducati Marlboro's Nicky Hayden was fifth-fastest overall in Qatar.
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Valentino Rossi is testing the limits of his Fiat Yamaha M1.
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Dani Pedrosa - 2010 MotoGP Qatar
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Ben Spies - 2010 MotoGP Losail, Qatar
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Sporting a carbon fiber cast, Jorge Lorenzo pushed him Fiat Yamaha to seventh-overall in Qatar.
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Alvaro Bautista was 12th overall on his Rizla Suzuki GSV-R on the Losail circuit.
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Andrea Dovizioso - 2010 MotoGP Qatar
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Marco Melandri - 2010 MotoGP Qatar
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Valentino Rossi - Qatar MotoGP
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Ben Spies - Qatar MotoGP
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Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo chat about upcomming Qatar round.
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Casey Stoner - 2010 MotoGP Losail, Qatar
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Alvaro Bautistia - 2010 Qatar MotoGP
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Hiroshi Aoyama - 2010 MotoGP Qatar
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Colin Edwards test at Qatar
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With an injured hand its hard to guess where Lorenzo will end up at Qatar.
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Team JiR's Simone Corsi at the Jerez circuit in 2010.
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Alvaro Bautista ready for Jerez - 2010 MotoGP Jerez
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Dani Pedrosa continues to battle his new suspension at Losail circuit - 2010 MotoGP Qatar
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Rookie Alvaro Bautista opened some eyes on the Rizla Suzuki, ending the practice session not far behind Spies in seventh.
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Andrea Dovizioso - 2010 MotoGP Qatar
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Jorge Lorenzo was able to overcome Hayden and Divizioso on the penultimate lap to secure a second-place finish at Qatar.
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Valentino Rossi was able to get an excellent start from second on the grid at Qatar and led the race after the first lap.
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Valentino Rossi and teammate Jorge Lorenzo stand on the podium at Round 1 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.
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Lorenzo bumps Pedrosa out of the way enroute to his first race win of the season at Jerez.
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Spain’s Toni Elias (center) won his home Moto2 race at Jerez.
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Lorenzo went around Rossi on lap 21 of 27 then began chasing Pedrosa for the eventual win at Jerez.
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Nicky Hayden secured fouth-place at Jerez but was ultimately hoping for more.
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Jorge Lorenzo after a stunning victory at Jerez which left him in disbelief.
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Pedrosa and Lorenzo had a tense battle before Pedrosa fumbled and gave the win to Lorenzo at Jerez.
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Pedrosa and Rossi came in second and third respectively at the Jerez round behind Lorenzo.
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Valentino Rossi struggled with both his shoulder and his bike setup at Jerez where he came in third.
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Toni Elias took a Moto2 victory at Jerez ahead of Yuki Takahasi by a mere 0.190-seconds.
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Andre Dovizioso won a thrilling last-lap battle for third-place with teammate Dani Pedrosa at Le Mans during the third round of the 2010 MotoGP season.
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Andre Dovizioso (#4) begins his initial approach and eventual pass of Dani Pedrosa (#26) on the final lap at Le Mans.
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Toni Elias took his second Moto2 win in a row at Le Mans during Round 3 of the 2010 MotoGP series.
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Toni Elias celebrates his win along with second-place Julian Simon and third-place Simone Corsi at Le Mans, 2010.
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Nicky Hayden was able to squeeze by Pedrosa for a fourth-place finish at Le Mans.
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Casey Stoner took another DNF at Le Mans when he crashed during the second lap.
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Valentino Rossi will be missing his first race in 231 races due to his broken leg which he sustained at Mugello.
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Test rider Wataru Yoshikawa will fill in for the injured Valentino Rossi, contrary to rumors placing former Fiat Yamaha, current Tech 3, rider Colin Edwards on the seat.
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Injured Valentino Rossi being taken away from the Mugello circuit where he broke his leg.
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Toni Elias took fifth-place in Moto2 at Mugello.
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Aleix Espargaro finished eighth at Mugello - his best finish in his MotoGP career.
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Aleix Espargaro (#41) and Nicky Hayden (#69) at Round 4 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.
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After suffering a bitter defeat in Jerez by Lorenzo, Pedrosa created a lead which couldn't be toppled in the end at the Mugello circuit.
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Dani Pedrosa took his ninth premier class win at the Mugello circuit during Round 4 of the 2010 MotoGP series.
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Andrea Dovizioso managed third-place at the Mugello circuit behind Jorge Lorenzo.
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Ben Spies took a respectable seventh-place finish at the Mugello circuit ahead of Ducati's Aleix Espargaro and Honda's Marco Simoncelli.
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Valentino Rossi the bum leg still works on the racetrack, with the Doctor only about second off the pace of the factory World Superbike rider's racing pace at Misano.
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The broken leg hasn't dampered Rossi's spirit, returning to test at Misano.
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Valentino Rossi gets back in the saddle at Misano aboard a Sterilgarda Yamaha World Superbike.
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Valentino Rossi gets off crutches and onto a 220 hp Superbike at Misano.
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Valentino Rossi at Round 9 of the MotoGP series at Laguna Seca.
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Jorge Lorenzo at Laguna Seca in preparation for Round 9 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship in the U.S.
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Rossi sourced a Sterilgarda Yamaha Superbike for testing at Misano, with The Doctor eyeing an early return to Grand Prix racing.
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Jorge Lorenzo (left) and Valentino Rossi (right) introduce the impending release of the Fiat 500 car in the United States.
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Dani Pedrosa spent two days at the Honda Racing School giving advice to 16 Indonesian students between the ages of 11 and 15.
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Dani Pedrosa: "I'm very surprised to learn how many people follow MotoGP in Indonesia. They are very passionate and really knowledgeable about the championship. It's a nice country, the people are very friendly and everybody tells me that I should come again to visit Bali!"
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Dani Pedrosa: "It was really good fun to ride the 110cc Blade! Of course it has very little horsepower compared to my RC212V, but I think it's very good for the kids to start understanding how to ride a bike, to be familiar with the gears and the necessary riding style."
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Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso took his best result of the '10 season with his second-place finish at Silverstone.
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Andrea Dovizioso (#4) leading ahead of De Puniet (#14) and Nicky Hayden (#69) at Silverstone.
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Despite enjoying such a massive advantage in the title chase after Silverstone, Lorenzo is refusing to get too carried away with talk of becoming only the second Spaniard in history to lift the MotoGP crown.
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Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards finished inside the top-10 at Silverstone where he took ninth just behind Honda's Dani Pedrosa.
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Jorge Lorenzo (#99) took win number three at Silverstone after decimating the competition.
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa was able to rebound after a poor showing at Silverstone to take second-place behind Lorenzo at Assen.
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Pedrosa's teammate Andrea Dovizioso finished fifth at the Dutch GP.
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By taking his second win of the 2010 season at Assen, Andrea Iannone is now fourth in the championship behind Thomas Luthi.
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Fimmco Speed Up's Andrea Iannone took his second win of the 2010 season at Assen.
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Lorenzo hasn't finished off the 2010 rostrum, while Stoner makes his first appearence - 2010 Assen TT.
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With his win at Assen, Jorge Lorenzo has become only the seventh person to take wins in each class at the historic Dutch circuit.
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Lorenzo claimed win four of six - 2010 Assen TT.
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Jorge Lorenzo managed to stay cool at Catalunya and eventually flew over the line 4.754 seconds ahead of Pedrosa, with Stoner third.
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Starting from pole position, Lorenzo lost ground to Dani Pedrosa into Turn 1 but his fellow Spaniard then ran wide, leaving the Fiat Yamaha man in the lead at Catalunya.
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Early on Lap 4 at Catalunya the Italian Dovizioso briefly got his nose in front of Lorenzo, but the Spaniard soon got back by him to lead once again.
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After Catalunya Lorenzo now has an impressive 52-point lead in the championship standings ahead of Pedrosa.
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Jorge Lorenzo's win at Catalunya respresents his fifth win of the 2010 season and is his third in a row.
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At the start of the Moto2 event at Catalunya a huge pileup occurred at Turn 1 and included Technomag CIP’s Shoya Tomizawa and Tenerife 40 Pons’ Sergio Gadea amongst many others.
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Ducati's Casey Stoner (#27) and Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa (#26) were involved in a heated battle for second that resulted with Stoner taking third and Pedrosa taking second at Catalunya.
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Ben Spies (#11) and Loris Capirossi (#65) both had decent results at Catalunya where they finished sixth and seventh, respectively.
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Randy de Puniet had a crash on Lap 9 of the race at Sachsenring which resulted in the contest being red flagged, and after being examined at a nearby clinic it was determined that he sustained fractures to his tibia and fibula of his left leg.
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Nicky Hayden (#69) and Andrea Dovizioso (#4) at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany during Round 8 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.
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Jorge Lorenzo (#99) and Dani Pedrosa (#26) battled for the lead in both the original race as well as the restart at the Sachsenring circuit.
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Alvaro Bautista (#65) was unable to make the restart at Sachsenring after having failed to return to the pits with his bike within five minutes of the red flag being waved.
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Dani Pedrosa: “This victory in Germany is even better than the one in Italy because at Mugello I just went away in front and there was no battle with anybody, but here I was battling with Lorenzo in the first and second race, and finally beat him, so this is even more important.”
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Casey Stoner (#27) became engaged in a battle with Valentino Rossi (#46) for third, a fight the Ducati man won thanks to an overtake on the final corner of the last lap at Sachsenring.
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Andrea Dovizioso in action at Laguna Seca.
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Jorge Lorenzo won Sunday's MotoGP race at Laguna Seca.
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Jorge Lorenzo won Sunday's MotoGP race at Laguna Seca.
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Jorge Lorenzo conquered the Laguna Seca MotoGP race this year.
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Dani Pedrosa leads the field down through the Corkscrew in the MotoGP race at Laguna Seca.
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Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa crashed while leading Sunday’s MotoGP race at Laguna Seca.
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Jorge Lorenzo does his patened Air Jordan leap after winning the MotoGP race at Laguna Seca while Wayne Rainey, Casey Stoner, and Valentino Rossi look on.
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Valentino Rossi put in a magnificent performance in California with a third-place finish only 7 weeks after smashing his right leg to pieces at Mugello.
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Casey Stoner rockets through Rainey Curve. The 2007 World Champ was fast all weekend at Laguna.
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Dani Pedrosa looking to redeem his Laguna Seca DNF at Brno.
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hampionship leader Toni Elias earned another 25 points after taking the win at Brno ahead of Yuki Takahashi.
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Valentino Rossi: "We are really disappointed tonight because we had hoped to do a good race and I was confident that I could challenge at the front today. It seemed everything was right and yesterday we had a good pace but today we just weren't as fast and I couldn't stay with the leaders."
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sixth-place in Round 10 at Brno.
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Lorenzo took the win at Brno by a full 5.494 seconds ahead of Pedrosa.
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Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and Honda's Dani Pedrosa were involved in a terrific duel for the lead at Brno early in the race.
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Round 10 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship at Brno.
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Ben Spies (#11) fought to keep Casey Stoner (#27) at bay until the Australian relegated Spies to fourth position on Lap 9.
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In the opening laps at Indy Pedrosa made things incredibly difficult on Lorenzo, who tried desperately but was unsuccessful at get around the Honda rider.
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Jorge Lorenzo (#99) was able to easily make it around Nicky Hayden (#69) after the American's knee slider came loose in the early half of the race at Indianapolis.
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Championship leader Toni Elias (#24) took his fifth win of the season ahead of Julian Simon and Scott Redding at Indy.
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Ben Spies (#11) got an excellent start from pole position and led during the first few laps at Indy.
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Pedrosa rode a consistent race out front to finish more than three and a half second ahead of Spies at Indy.
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Valentino Rossi did well and took fourth-place at Indy despite crashing four times over the weekend.
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Despite sweltering conditions and poor grip levels, Ben Spies rode to a second-place finish at Indy behind Dani Pedrosa.
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Ben Spies (#11) had the early lead ahead of Dani Pedrosa (#26) in the first half of the race at Indianapolis.
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Jorge Lorenzo was unsatisfied with the feeling of his Fiat Yamaha M1 during qualifying at Misano.
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Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso claimed fourth-place in Italy at the Misano circuit.
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Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa claimed his second consecutive race win with a well deserved victory over Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo at Misano.
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Valentino Rossi was the highest-placing Italian rider at Misano where he finished third behind Pedrosa and Lorenzo.
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Australian rider Casey Stoner (#27) finished fifth at Misano following a battle with Valentino Rossi (#46).
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Monster Yamaha Tech 3 duo Ben Spies and Colin Edwards finished sixth and seventh respectively at Misano.
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Nicky Hayden and Loris Capirossi got tangled up together in Turn 1 early in the race at Misano.
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In his 200th premier class start Loris Capirossi suffered a disappointing DNF at Misano.
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Valentino Rossi may have had the lead at the very beginning of the contest, but Dani Pedrosa quickly flew by the Italian and led for almost the entire race at Misano.
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Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso took eighth on the timesheets in the first dry practice session at Aragon.
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa had the fastet lap on Friday out of both practice sessions at Aragon.
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa was in the running for pole position for much of the qualifying session but ran wide in the final minutes, allowing Stoner to snatch the faster lap - Aragon
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Ben Spies: “I'm pretty happy to be on the second row again and I managed to put in some decent laps on the race tire that bodes well for tomorrow. I'm in that top-six battle where I need to be and I'm satisfied with that because I'm still in that fight for the top- three in the Championship." - Aragon
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Yamaha's Valentino Rossi had a miserable race at Aragon where he finished sixth.
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Rossi poses with the umbrella girls.
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Casey Stoner successfully converted his pole position into a win at Aragon by more than five second ahead of Pedrosa.
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Ducati's Casey Stoner (#27) getting an excellent start from pole position on the grid at Aragon.
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Ducati's Nicky Hayden and Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo had an amazing battle which the American won for the final podium spot at Aragon.
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Andrea Iannone took his third win of the '10 season in dominant fashion over Julian Simon and Gabor Talmacsi. - Aragon
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At the start of Moto 2 at Aragon there was a major pile up in Turn 1 which involved Caretta Technology’s Alex Baldolini, Vector Kiefer Racing’s Mattia Pasini, G22 Holiday Gym’s Fonsi Nieto, Maquinza-SAG Team’s Ricky Cardús and Blusens-STX’s Yonny Hernandez.
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After taking 12th in Friday's first practice session, LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet improved and took the seventh-best time in the books at Aragon.
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Casey Stoner: “This win is a big relief, to be honest! We had the first race in Qatar wrapped up until I made a mistake and their have been other opportunities to win this year that I have missed out on through my own errors.” - Aragon
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Valentino Rossi: “Now we have to start from the third row and the start of the race will be very important because I have to try to improve my position and stay with the leaders." - Aragon
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Jorge Lorenzo presented one of his special 'Astronaut' helmets to Balearic President Francesc Antich.
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Lorenzo joined his family on the palace balcony to wave to the thousands of people below, and joined together in a rendition of 'We Are The Champions'.
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Jorge Lorenzo will start off the front row for the first time in 2010 after taking fourth in Saturday's qualifying session at Motegi.
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Valentino Rossi finished second in qualifying and was just 0.054 seconds off the pace of Andrea Dovizioso. - Motegi
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Ben Spies: “I am actually really happy to be on the second row again because at the start of the session I was fighting a lot of stuff with the electronics. The chassis set-up is not so bad but some issues with the electronics made the bike really hard to ride. If we can figure out the electronics the bike will be a lot easier to ride, so having the feelings I'm having with the bike, I'm super happy to be in the top-six." - Motegi
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Colin Edwards had his highest finish of the season at Motegi after he took fifth behind championship leader Jorge Lorenzo.
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Casey Stoner: “This win feels great. I could have never imagined when I began my first season in Grand Prix at 16 years of age that I would reach this level and all I can say is that it is an honor to be alongside such great names." - Motegi
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Toni Elias is one step closer to clenching the 2010 Moto 2 Championship after winning at Motegi ahead of Julian Simon.
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The 2010 MotoGP podium at Motegi (from left to right): Andrea Dovizioso, Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi.
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The 2010 Moto 2 Podium at Motegi (from left to right): Julian Simon, Toni Elias and Karel Abraham.
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Valentino Rossi (#46): "What a great race. Of course I would have preferred to be battling for the win, but anyway it was a great feeling, a real show and I want to congratulate Jorge because he was very strong and didn't give up!” - Motegi
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Ducati's Casey Stoner (#27) had a good start and took the victory at Motegi by 3.868 seconds ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (#4).
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Jorge Lorenzo celebrates his first career title - Sepang 2010
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Ben Spies gathered one of his better finishes of the season, a solid fourth - Sepang 2010
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Toni Elias celebrates the first ever Moto2 title - Sepang 2010
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Jorge Lorenzo - Sepang 2010
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Lorenzo on the start grid, awaiting his meet his GP history - Sepang 2010
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After leading, Lorenzo dropped to third, finishing his title run on the rostrum - Sepang 2010
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Jorge Lorenzo parlayed a pole position start into the early lead - Sepang 2010
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Rossi on the gas at Sepang 2010.
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Rossi celebrates victory - Sepang 2010
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Casey Stoner's day ended too soon, with a Lap 1 DNF - Sepang 2010
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Alex de Angelis claimed his first Moto 2 victory at Phillip Island ahead of Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone.
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Andrea Iannone placed third in Australia and is trailing Julian Simon by only two points in the championship.
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Jorge Lorenzo: “I tried my best, riding as hard as I could at the start and occasionally it seemed like I was closing a little bit, but then on the next lap Casey would extend his lead again by a few tenths. I kept trying but I didn't have much hope and half way through I decided it was better not to take risks." - Phillip Island
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa will not be racing at Phillip Island due to his injuries and a lack of endurance.
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Jorge Lorenzo (left) finished more than nine seconds ahead of Valentino Rossi at Phillip Island.
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Moto 2 start at Phillip Island 2010.
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Scott Redding (#45) earned his second podium of the season in second-place - his best finish so far in Moto 2. - Phillip Island
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Valentino Rossi (#46) and Andrea Dovizioso at Round 16 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.
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Valentino Rossi (#46) made a late charge to get around Nicky Hayden (#69) on the final lap at Phillip Island.
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Ben Spies (#11) finished fifth and was three seconds ahead of Marco Simoncelli (#58) at Phillip Island.
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Casey Stoner led a start to finish victory in Australia to take his third win of the 2010 season.
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Nicky Hayden: "We know the Ducati works well in the rain because the engine management system is good and that gives us a lot of control. Lately I've been quite fast in wet conditions but it takes me too long to get there. If it's a wet race on Sunday and I'm going to be competitive then we need to be fast from the start so that's an area we need to work on if it rains again tomorrow.” - Estoril
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Ben Spies mastered another difficult track under wet conditions on Friday, taking the fifth-fastest lap at Estoril.
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Ducati's Casey Stoner took fourth in Estoril's practice session.
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LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet started the race at Estoril from the third row.
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Jorge Lorenzo took his seventh start from pole position this season after weather complicated things at Estoril.
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American Nicky Hayden finished fifth at Estoril after starting from second on the grid.
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Jorge Lorenzo now has an undefeated record at Estoril for the past three years in a row.
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Valentino Rossi (#46) had the lead in the beginning ahead of Jorge Lorenzo (#99), but as the track surface dried Rossi lost his advantage and the Spaniard was able to outpace him. - Estoril
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Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso (#4) won a tight battle with Marco Simoncelli (#58) for his seventh podium finish of the season. - Estoril
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Nicky Hayden (#69) was unable to hold off Marco Simoncelli (#58) and the Kentucky Kid finished more than half a second off the pace of Simoncelli in the end at Estoril.
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The start of the Moto 2 contest at Estoril - 2010
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Gabor Talmacsi started from first on the grid after achieving his first pole position at Estoril.
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American Ben Spies performed strongly in Friday's practice at Valencia despite his recent ankle injury, earning the sixth-fastest time.
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Toni Elias captured the final Moto 2 pole position of the 2010 season at Valencia.
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Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Colin Edwards took seventh during qualifying at Valencia and was 0.780 seconds off Stoner's time.
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Valentino Rossi narrowly missed a front row start by 0.086 seconds at Valencia.
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Ducati's Casey Stoner will begin the final race of the season from the front row after posting the fastest time in qualifying.
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Rookie Marco Simoncelli (#58) ended the final contest of the season in sixth after losing a battle with Andrea Dovizioso (#4).
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Jorge Lorenzo made it two in a row by winning the final race of 2010 at Valencia ahead of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi.
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Valentino Rossi (#46) and Jorge Lorenzo (#99) had a brief battle in the beginning of the contest before Lorenzo made the pass. - Valencia
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Stoner (#27) led for much of the race at Valencia but couldn't withstand pressure from Lorenzo.