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2010 MotoGP - Catalunya Photo Gallery

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After taking the second-fastest time in practice, Ducati's Casey Stoner was irritated over Loris Capirossi not moving off the racing line.
Dani Pedrosa took third-place in practice at Catalunya with a laptime of 1'43.631.
Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest time in practice at Catalunya and is happy with his overall performace so far.
In front of his home crowd Jorge Lorenzo started his weekend in Spain well by taking the top time in Friday's practice.
Jorge Lorenzo: "This was a good practice and I was fast straight away again. I did think that I would be able to improve my lap time a bit more during the session. Unfortunately the rear was sliding a lot which was partly to do with the heat, but we will try to improve this tomorrow.”
American Nicky Hayden took eighth in the timesheets on Friday after struggling with grip issues in the hot weather at the Spanish circuit.
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa was four-tenths off Casey Stoner's pace in practice at Catalunya.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Ben Spies continued to impress by learning the technical Catalunya circuit quickly and taking the fifth-best time during practice.
Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo took his third straight pole win of the '10 season at Catalunya.
Jorge Lorenzo: "I'm really happy with this third pole position. It seems we're doing a very good job and it's very special to get it at my home round. It was a hard session but finally I was able to do some quick laps at the end with the soft tire."
LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet was leading the qualifying session at Caltalunya before Lorenzo relegated the Frenchman to third.
Yamaha Tech 3's Ben Spies took fifth-place in qualifying after another impressive ride at Catalunya.
Jorge Lorenzo spent most of his qualifying session further down in the standings, as he concentrated on perfecting his race set-up and gathering as much information as possible.
Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso took sixth in qualifying at Catalunya behind Texan Ben Spies.
Loris Capirossi (#65) and Alvaro Bautista were both less than a second off Lorenzo's pace in qualifying and took seventh and ninth, respectively.
Yamaha Tech 3’s Ben Spies improved his standing tremendously when he made a late charge toward the front and ended with a time that placed him fifth.
Casey Stoner: “We struggled a little bit this afternoon trying to get some pace but we tried a few too many things and got a bit confused and it wasn’t really in the right direction. We feel that we can put up a bit more of a challenge. My fitness seems pretty good so we’re just going to have to wait for the race on Sunday.
After struggling during his qualifying session Ducati's Nicky Hayden took 11th behind Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Colin Edwards.
Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo took a momentous win in front of his home crowd in Spain during Round 7 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.
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.
Early on Lap 4 the Italian Dovizioso briefly got his nose in front of Lorenzo, but the Spaniard soon got back by him to lead once again.
Jorge Lorenzo: "I thought I was going to have a big battle with Dovizioso because he was pushing very hard but then he crashed and I was alone; it was lucky for me because then I was able to take it more gently to the finish."
Jorge Lorenzo managed to stay cool and eventually flew over the line 4.754 seconds ahead of Pedrosa, with Stoner third.
Lorenzo now has an impressive 52-point lead in the championship standings ahead of Pedrosa.
Lorenzo fans stood through the heat at Catalunya and were rewarded with a win by their compatriot.
Jorge Lorenzo's win at Catalunya respresents his fifth win of the 2010 season and is his third in a row.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Ben Spies took sixth ahead of Loris Capirossi (#65) and San Carlo Honda's Marco Melandri.
At the start of the Moto2 event a huge pileup occurred at Turn 1 and included Technomag CIP’s Shoya Tomizawa and Tenerife 40 Pons’ Sergio Gadea amongst many others.
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.
Ben Spies (#11) and Loris Capirossi (#65) both had decent results at Catalunya where they finished sixth and seventh, respectively.