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2010 MotoGP - Assen TT Photo Gallery

See MotoGP photos of the 2010 Assen TT in the 2010 MotoGP Assen TT photo gallery.

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Andrea Dovizioso enters Assen sitting second in the championship, trailing only Lorenzo.
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American Nicky Hayden - 2010 Assen TT
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Jorge Lorenzo, with his rival/teammate out, the Mallorcan rules the GP paddock - 2010 Assen TT
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa - 2010 Assen TT
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Gresini Honda's Marco Simoncelli - 2010 Assen TT
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American Ben Spies carries burden of heavier expectations after his Silverstone podium - 2010 Assen TT
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Elbowz out at Assen. The American took wins at the Dutch circuit during his first races there in his rookie World Superbike campaign - 2010 Assen TT
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With a time of 1’35.699 Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Colin Edwards took the fourth-best time in practice at the Holland circuit.
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Casey Stoner struggles to get his Bridgestones up to temperature, with the Australian and 2007 champion unable to find his once dominating form.
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Taking fourth-place during qualifying at the Assen circuit, American Ben Spies had his best qualification to date and is optimistic about tomorrow's race.
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Casey Stoner was third fastest in qualifying at Assen and felt satisfied with his performance despite ending his qualifying run two minutes early.
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa took seventh during qualifying at Assen just behind his teammate Andrea Dovizioso.
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Yamaha Tech 3's Colin Edwards took ninth in qualifying at Assen behind Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and San Carlo's Marco Simoncelli.
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American Nicky Hayden was able to improve upon his practice time to take fifth during qualifying at Assen.
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Nicky Hayden was the final rider to register a time below the 1’35 mark in Friday's qualifying session at Assen.
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Jorge Lorenzo: "I'm very happy to take my second pole of the season but I feel even more comfortable and confident because I've been first in all three practice sessions, despite the other riders pushing hard during qualifying. I think tomorrow's race could be interesting and of course I want to try to win, but as always the main goal is to finish and take points."
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Nicky Hayden: “We can’t be too disappointed with fifth place and a second row start after the session we had today. This morning I had an engine problem in one bike and when I switched to the other one I crashed it. I wasn’t hurt at all but the bike needed to be rebuilt. The whole team did an incredible job in just a couple of hours - even Casey’s guys gave us a hand."
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LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet will start Saturday’s race in between pole holder Jorge Lorenzo and third fastest Casey Stoner on the front row after posting a best lap time of 1’34.797 in Qualifying on Friday.
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Ben Spies: "Judging by where I qualified another podium is a realistic target. Obviously Jorge is way ahead of me at the front but the fight between third to sixth is pretty close. I'm in that fight and that could land me on the podium."
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After taking his best qualifying run to date Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies will start from the second row where he hopes to get a good start and battle for a podium position.
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Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Ben Spies will start from fourth-place on the grid having clocked a best time of 1’34.926 with just over a minute of a captivating qualifying session remaining.
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Nicky Hayden's crash left his bike in bad shape. In order to fix the bike Hayden's team had to change the engine out in addition to the swingarm, forks, triple clamps and the seat.
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Lorenzo took the Assen checkers before a crowd of nearly 100,000 - 2010 Assen TT
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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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The 2010 Assen TT gets underway - 2010 Assen TT
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Lorenzo claimed win four of six - 2010 Assen TT
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Texan Ben Spies followed up his first career GP podium with a strong fourth-place finish - 2010 Assen TT
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Ben Spies leads Randy de Puniet and Andrea Dovizioso - 2010 Assen TT
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Andrea Dovizioso lost second in the overall points to his teammate Pedrosa, but managed to sneak by De Puniet for fifth - 2010 Assen TT
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Lorenzo celebrates win four for 2010 with some bubbly - 2010 Assen TT
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Fimmco Speed Up's Andrea Iannone took his second win of the 2010 season at Assen.
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In addition to displaying iconic Yamaha race bikes from across the decades, the Yamaha Classic Racing Team was joined by Giacomo Agostini who rode the circuit on a classic Yamaha racer.
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Dani Pedrosa is currently second in the championship with 93 points - just four points more than teammate Dovizioso.
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Fimmco Speed Up's Andrea Iannone duplicated his performance in Mugello by taking another dominating victory at Assen.
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Randy de Puniet
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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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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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Pedrosa's teammate Andrea Dovizioso finished fifth at the Dutch GP.
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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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Jorge Lorenzo sits on one of Yamaha's classic racing bikes on display at the 80th anniversary of the Dutch TT.