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2010 MotoGP - Brno Photo Gallery

View the action from the Czech Republic round of MotoGP in the 2010 MotoGP Brno Photo Gallery.

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Valentino Rossi felt some pain during the session but overall had a successful practice.
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Loris Capirossi: “I think we’ve worked well today to check the two bikes to see which one works the best around here. One certainly has a better feeling, but we still need to work on the electronics side of things, because I don’t feel very comfortable with the throttle connection."
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LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet made his return to racing at Brno after breaking his leg in Germany.
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Nicky Hayden: "We didn’t get the chance to try the soft tire in the final ten minutes because the track was damp. Having said that, I did my best time on the hard tire just when the spots of rain started to come down a little bit - I’m not sure what everybody else had in the bag but I’m sure we’re not miles away for the first session."
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Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was able to try both tire compounds before rain started to fall at Brno.
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MotoGP riders at Brno circuit (from left to right): Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Randy de Puniet.
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Even though Valentino Rossi felt pain during the session, his improved fitness was easily observed after finishing just 0.065 seconds away of Pedrosa's time.
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Valentino Rossi: "We've done a good job on the setting and I was fastest throughout most of the session. It was a pity the rain came because we couldn't make the final step, but hopefully we can improve again tomorrow. Even though I still have some pain I am quite a lot stronger, especially with the shoulder, so I don't have such a big problem in braking."
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San Carlo Honda's Marco Simoncelli took eighth in the books ahead of Ben Spies and Alvaro Bautista.
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Casey Stoner: “The session didn’t really go the way I would have liked. We struggled from the start getting comfortable with the bike, trying to get it working better through the middle of the turns. We made it slightly better and the lap times came down by a couple of tenths but no more. We’ve also struggled a little bit for rear grip."
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Casey Stoner: "We tried a few different things to get it smooth over the bumps but still didn’t find the grip we were looking for out of the corners. In the last two sectors we look okay so we’ll be working hard on the first half of the lap tomorrow. We have a long way to go but if we can improve through there I’ll be happy.”
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Andrea Dovizioso takes to one wheel at Brno.
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Stoner rounding out his tenure with Ducati. Can the Aussie find something to celebrate in the second half of 2010? - Brno 2010
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Returning from leg injury, De Puniet finds himself back in the gravel.
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Colin Edwards - Brno 2010
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Nicky Hayden - Brno 2010
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Marlboro Ducati's Nicky Hayden once again in the front three rows to start at Brno. Can the Kentucky Kid get that long-awaited podium?
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Jorge Lorenzo - Brno 2010
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Dani Pedrosa looking to redeem his Laguna Seca DNF at Brno.
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Dani Pedrosa second in the title but a long ways off the leader. - Brno 2010
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Elbowz looking for another podium in MotoGP - Brno 2010
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Ben Spies doing his best to approach 'alien' status on the satellite Tech 3 - Brno 2010
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Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo captured his seventh win of the '10 season with a victory at Brno.
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Valentino Rossi had dropped from fifth on the grid to eighth by the end of the first lap before rallying to pass Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden.
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Colin Edwards (#5) was eventually passed by both Nicky Hayden (#69) and Valentino Rossi (#46).
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Championship leader Toni Elias earned another 25 points after taking the win at Brno ahead of Yuki Takahashi.
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American Nicky Hayden took sixth-place in Round 10 at Brno.
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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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Lorenzo took the win at Brno by a full 5.494 seconds ahead of Pedrosa.
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Round 10 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship at Brno.
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Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa had to settle for second at Brno after he was unable to match the pace of Jorge Lorenzo.
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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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(Background to Foreground): Valentino Rossi, Colin Edwards and Marco Simoncelli.
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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.