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2011 MotoGP Qatar Photo Gallery
Casey Stoner set the pace in Free Practice 1, more than sixth tenths ahead of his nearest rival.
See photos of the 2011 Qatar Grand Prix in the 2011 MotoGP Qatar photo gallery.
2011 MotoGP roster.
Marco Simoncelli - Qatar 2011
Toni Elias - Qatar 2011
Dani Pedrosa - Qatar 2011
Yuki Takahashi - Moto2
Valentino Rossi rebounded with a solid fifth-fastest result in Free Practice 1, The Doctor's most encouraging result since switching to Ducati - Qatar FP1
2010 MotoGP champ voguing - Qatar 2011
Ben Spies spits a little fire in Free Practice 1 - Qatar 2011
Randy de Puniet - Qatar 2011
Casey Stoner is the man to beat at Qatar, the Aussie owning the circuit from 2007-2009 and dominating in the opening practice sessions - Qatar 2011
Ben Spies getting the factory Yamaha M1 up to speed at Losail - Qatar 2011
All smiles for Casey Stoner, the fastest rider throughout practice - Qatar 2011
Dani Pedrosa closed the gap on his rival Stoner during Free Practice 3.
Randy de Puniet is looking good at Qatar. Let's clarify: Randy de Puniet's garage is looking good at Qatar.
Alvaro Bautista's Qatar debut didn't include the race, with the Spaniard breaking a leg in free practice 3.
Valentino Rossi for the second time during practice finishes as the second-fastest Ducati behind Hector Barbera - Qatar 2011 Free Practice 3
Casey Stoner snapped up the 27th pole position of his career with his qualifying effort at Qatar - Qatar 2011
Pedrosa couldn't close the gap entirely on his teammate in qualifying, though the Stoner/Pedrosa duo are far ahead of the remaining GP pack - Qatar 2011
Alvaro Bautista crashed in FP3, breaking his left femur and requiring surgery at the Doha hospital - Qatar 2011
Nicky Hayden had to recover from a horrible start to salvage a disappointing ninth - Qatar 2011
Considering the dominance of the HRC Hondas in qualifying and practice, Lorenzo was happy with a second-place result at the 2011 opener - Qatar 2011
Lorenzo up front before Stoner drops the hammer - Qatar 2011
The defending champ Lorenzo heads toward Jerez with only five points to make up on his rival Stoner - Qatar 2011
Once the Repsol Honda's snagged the lead, Pedrosa set the pace until Stoner made his pass and checked out mid-race - Qatar 2011
Rossi in adoration - Qatar 2011
Struggling with a bum shoulder and Ducati ride that's looking up at the Honda and Yamaha, Rossi has set himself perhaps the greatest challenge of his career - Qatar 2011
Rossi dueled with Spies in the opening half, the American and Italian exchanging sixth - Qatar 2011
Ben Spies rode to sixth, disappointed with his start but beating Rossi for the position - Qatar 2011
Casey Stoner has set the tone in 2011 with his Round 1 dominance - Qatar 2011
Stoner has four MotoGP wins at Losail, the Australian a constant favorite at the now-traditional GP opener under the Qatar lights - Qatar 2011
The new HRC gearbox was praised by Honda riders, including Stoner, who have sourced the slick-shifting transmission to dominance in pre-season testing and the 2011 opener - Qatar 2011
Three of the four aliens, up at the front and well ahead of the remaining paddock - Qatar 2011
The Doctor is in need of 100% fitness, his injured shoulder still causing problems during race-long stints - Qatar 2011
Yamaha's Cal Cructhlow finished his first race of the 2011 MotoGP season just outside the top-10 in 11th.
Viessmann Kiefer Racing's Stefan Bradl earned the second Moto2 victory of his career at Qatar ahead of Andrea Iannone and Thomas Luthi.
Colin Edwards - Qatar 2011
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