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2010 MotoGP - Catalunya Photo Gallery

See MotoGP photos of the 2010 Assen TT in the 2010 MotoGP Assen TT 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.
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Dani Pedrosa took third-place in practice at Catalunya with a laptime of 1'43.631.
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Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest time in practice at Catalunya and is happy with his overall performace so far.
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In front of his home crowd Jorge Lorenzo started his weekend in Spain well by taking the top time in Friday's practice.
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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.”
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American Nicky Hayden took eighth in the timesheets on Friday after struggling with grip issues in the hot weather at the Spanish circuit.
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa was four-tenths off Casey Stoner's pace in practice at Catalunya.
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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.
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Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo took his third straight pole win of the '10 season at Catalunya.
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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."
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LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet was leading the qualifying session at Caltalunya before Lorenzo relegated the Frenchman to third.
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Yamaha Tech 3's Ben Spies took fifth-place in qualifying after another impressive ride at Catalunya.
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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.
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Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso took sixth in qualifying at Catalunya behind Texan Ben Spies.
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Loris Capirossi (#65) and Alvaro Bautista were both less than a second off Lorenzo's pace in qualifying and took seventh and ninth, respectively.
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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.
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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.
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After struggling during his qualifying session Ducati's Nicky Hayden took 11th behind Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Colin Edwards.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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Jorge Lorenzo managed to stay cool and eventually flew over the line 4.754 seconds ahead of Pedrosa, with Stoner third.
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Lorenzo now has an impressive 52-point lead in the championship standings ahead of Pedrosa.
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Lorenzo fans stood through the heat at Catalunya and were rewarded with a win by their compatriot.
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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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Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Ben Spies took sixth ahead of Loris Capirossi (#65) and San Carlo Honda's Marco Melandri.
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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.
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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.
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Ben Spies (#11) and Loris Capirossi (#65) both had decent results at Catalunya where they finished sixth and seventh, respectively.