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2010 MotoGP - Mugello Photo Gallery

See photos of the 2010 Mugello Grand Prix in the 2010 MotoGP Mugello photo gallery.

Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso had the eighth fastest time of the day at the Mugello circuit and ran just ahead of Hector Barbera.
Although Aoyama had planned to be fast out of the gate at Mugello the Japanese rider was only able to manage 15th.
Dani Pedrosa was the fastest Honda rider of the day at 1'50.773, which was only a thousandth off the pace set by Colin Edwards.
Loris Capirossi took third best time at Mugello and looks confident heading into Sunday's race.
Nicky Hayden found the opening session at Mugello difficult and was three-tenths off his teammate's pace.
Ben Spies had a fastest lap of 1’51.004 which was all the more impressive given the fact that it was his first ride at the Mugello circuit and he's currently injured.
Jorge Lorenzo was able to take the second quickest time on Friday just behind his teammate Valentino Rossi.
Ducati's Casey Stoner reported improvement on his old suspension system and took ninth behind Andrea Dovizioso.
Casey Stoner: "I had a crash at the start, which obviously didn’t help. Basically when I went to grab the brakes at the “Bucine” corner there was nothing there! I tried to tip the bike into the corner but she was skipping wide so I just had to run her into the gravel. Stones got everywhere and that kind of stuffed that bike up for the rest of the session."
The San Carlo Honda Gresini team of Marco Simoncelli and Marco Melandri took the 12th and 13th fastest times at the Mugello circuit.
Nicky Hayden at Round 4 of the 2010 MotoGP series.
Round 4 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship series at Mugello.
Nicky Hayden: “Today wasn’t as smooth out of the gate as we would have liked. The bike didn’t feel too bad but we were struggling in some of the downhill corners to get it to hold the line and change direction without using the brake to get the weight onto the front. We certainly need to take a good look at things together tonight and see where we can make it better because nothing came easy out there.
Italian fans were out in full force and cheering for Valentino Rossi at Round 4 of the Championship series.
Rossi is still reporting minor pain in his shoulder but says it has become more manageable compared to racing at Le Mans.
Nicky Hayden reported that his team will have to make improvements all over the bike in order to be successful at Mugello.
Valentino has a strong record at Mugello, winning seven consecutive races their between 2002 and 2008. His speed and experience will make him a tough competitor for Lorenzo and others to beat.
The Doctor and his team went through a variety of bike settings during the practice session at Mugello and have made the bike very fast for the upcoming race on sunday.
Valentino Rossi took the best lap in Friday's practice at Mugello with a time of 1'49.751.
After Valentino Rossi's accident Jorge Lorenzo has become the new favorite to win the 2010 title.
Valentino Rossi at Round 4 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.
Valentino Rossi suffered a major setback when he fractured his leg during practice at Mugello.
Ben Spies was able to secure seventh-place during qualifying at Mugello on Saturday.
Despite earning third-place in qualifying, Ducati's Casey Stoner has voiced that he is not confident headed into the Italian GP.
Dani Pedrosa took the best time of 1.48.819 ahead of Jorge Lorenzo for pole position in tomorrow's race.
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo took second in qualifying at Mugello just behind Honda's Dani Pedrosa.
Dani Pedrosa: “It’s great to be on pole here at Mugello and we’ve been working very hard through free practice and in qualifying this afternoon to improve things from yesterday. We have achieved this, so I’m satisfied."
Valentino Rossi will be missing his first race in 231 races due to his broken leg which he sustained at Mugello.
Aleix Espargaro finished eighth at Mugello - his best finish in his MotoGP career.
Aleix Espargaro (#41) and Nicky Hayden (#69) at Round 4 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.
Pramac Racing's Mika Kallio suffered a crash and a DNF at Mugello during Round 4 of the MotoGP series.
Mika Kallio: "I started very well. I immediately gained three positions in the first few laps and I was very close to the group that was fighting for eighth place. Unfortunately, in Turn 10 I closed my steering too much and I fell off the bike. I wanted to give my best on this track because it is the Pramac Racing Team's home circuit. I will work hard to prove my value in the coming races."
Andrea Dovizioso (#4) was not able to make the pass on Jorge Lorenzo (#99) during Round 4 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.
Toni Elias took fifth-place in Moto2 at Mugello.
Valentino Rossi fans at the Italian GP were out and showing their full support for the injured rider.
Jorge Lorenzo admitted that his pace wasn't fast enough to keep up with Pedrosa at the Italian GP.
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.
Dani Pedrosa took his ninth premier class win at the Mugello circuit during Round 4 of the 2010 MotoGP series.
Andrea Dovizioso managed third-place at the Mugello circuit behind jorge Lorenzo.
Dani Pedrosa moved to second in the Championship standings ahead of Rossi after winning at Mugello.
Injured Valentino Rossi being taken away from the Mugello circuit where he broke his leg.
The Rossi cheering section at Mugello during Round 4 of the series
Ben Spies took a respectable seventh-place finish at the Mugello circuit ahead of Ducati's Aleix Espargaro and Honda's Marco Simoncelli.
The Moto2 paddock at Round 4 of the 2010 Championship series at Mugello.
Andrea Iannone took the Moto2 victory by 2.764 seconds over Sergio Gadea of Tenerife 40 Pons at Mugello.
Jules Cluzel (#16) crashed out while in second at Mugello, which caused riders behind him to desperately jockey for his position.
Sergio Gadea took a close second-place finish to Andrea Iannone in Round 4 of the Championship series at Mugello.
Simone Corsi was able to take his second third-place in a row at Mugello.