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2010 MotoGP - Misano Photo Gallery

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

Nicky Hayden: “That wasn’t the smoothest session we ever had and I’m losing a lot on T3. I hoped to start out a bit closer to the top than that. We need to look for some tenths, maybe by finding some better turning in the front and also adjusting the gearbox a bit better."
American Nicky Hayden took seventh on the timesheets ahead of his Ducati teammate, Casey Stoner.
Marco Melandri & Marco Simoncelli took the ninth and 13th-best times respectively in Friday's practice at Misano.
Nicky Hayden: "We also had a little issue with the fairing, which came a bit loose and my leathers got caught on it so I had to get back to the pit. We were trying something and after that I had basically one chance to make a good lap so we are not sure it is the right direction, which was a bit of a bummer."
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa took the fastest lap in practice by more than half a second from teammate, Andrea Dovizioso.
Valentino Rossi: "I'm quite happy because we did a good job during today's practice, especially towards the end when we made a big improvement to the setting of the bike and I was able to make some faster lap times.”
Valentino Rossi: “My physical condition is okay, I don't have too much pain but this track has two or three hard braking sections to the right and I suffer a bit with my shoulder at those points."
Although Valentino Rossi finished fourth in the timesheets on Friday, he is confident he'll be able to make up more time on his Yamaha come Sunday.
Ben Spies put in another fine performace at the Italian circuit on Friday to take the sixth-best lap behind Yamaha teammate, Colin Edwards.
American Nicky Hayden suffered a difficult day at Misano after he qualified 14th on the grid.
Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo once again missed pole position on Saturday after being outpaced by Dani Pedrosa.
Jorge Lorenzo was unsatisfied with the feeling of his Fiat Yamaha M1 during qualifying at Misano.
Jorge Lorenzo was unable to match Dani Pedrosa's sub 1'34 time around the the misano circuit in qualifying.
Hot on the heels of his win last weekend at Indianapolis last weekend, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa has claimed pole position for Sunda's GP at Misano. He is looking for his first career back-to-back victories.Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa claimed his fourth pole of the 2010 MotoGP season with a blistering fast lap in the closing moments of qualifying at Misano on Saturday. The Spaniard was the only rider to break the 1’34-second lap time as he stole the top spot from Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo.

“I’m happy to be on pole position because we were strong throughout practice and things have gone according to plan so far this weekend. We are doing a very good job at the moment, improving at every round and now we have the chance to have another good race. I’ve never won two MotoGP races in a row and this is a good challenge for
me – I really want to go for it.” – Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa
Valentino Rossi showed off a new helmet design at the start of the second practice session at Misano on Saturday. The helmet is topped with a clock marking the time at five minutes before the session’s start, with the hour due to be updated before every session.
Valentino Rossi: "The front row would have been good for the race tomorrow but I just missed out today. I think I had the potential today but unfortunately with the last tire I found some traffic at the end.”
Valentino Rossi: “The rear tire is going to be very important for tomorrow's race and we still have a decision to make; at the moment we are thinking more of the hard one but we need to wait and see the weather. I am feeling better here than in Indy because it's much cooler; I am still suffering a bit with my shoulder in the hard right braking zones but it's not too bad. It's fantastic to be here in Italy with all of these fans and I'm excited about tomorrow.”
Ben Spies: "We made some changes to the bike overnight that didn't really help this morning and then made more changes before qualifying and they made a big improvement. Everything went smooth and it was a good qualifying session."
Ben Spies: "I'm a lot happier and more confident with the bike than I was this morning and I know we can make some more changes to make us stronger for the race. We can make the bike easier to ride towards the end of the race and I'm looking forward to it. My confidence is really high after the last couple of races and there's no reason why I can't be challenging for a top position again tomorrow.”
Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso claimed fourth-place in Italy at the Misano circuit.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 duo Ben Spies and Colin Edwards finished sixth and seventh respectively at Misano.
Ducati's Nicky Hayden suffered a DNF in Round 12 of the MotoGP Championship at Misano.
Nicky Hayden and Loris Capirossi got tangled up together in Turn 1 early in the race at Misano.
In his 200th premier class start Loris Capirossi suffered a disappointing DNF at Misano.
At the start of the contest Dani Pedrosa set a blazing pace (#26) ahead of Jorge Lorenzo (#99) and was alomost 1.5 seconds clear by the third lap.
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa claimed his second consecutive race win with a well deserved victory over Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo at Misano.
Valentino Rossi was the highest-placing Italian rider at Misano where he finished third behind Pedrosa and Lorenzo.
Valentino Rossi: "This was a great result for us, more than just for the podium but for the way that the result arrived. I was very fast at the end of the race and this shows how much we're improving because I was able to keep pushing right to the end. I think we did a good job this weekend."
Rossi fans were out in full force at the Misano circuit...
Valentino Rossi may have had the lead at the very beginning of the contest, but Dani Pedrosa quickly flew by the Italian and led for almost the entire race.
Australian rider Casey Stoner (#27) finished fifth at Misano following a battle with Valentino Rossi (#46).