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2011 MotoGP Catalunya Photo Gallery

See photos of the 2011 Catalunya Grand Prix in the 2011 MotoGP Catalunya photo gallery.

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Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso won a last-minute battle for third on the timesheets with Jorge Lorenzo during Friday practice at Catalunya.
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Casey Stoner - Catalunya Friday practice 2011
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Jorge Lorenzo - Catalunya free practice 2011
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Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo was 0.870 seconds off the pace of Stoner on Friday with a best lap of 1'43.810.
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Nicky Hayden: "It was quite a strange day, with the weather. You just have to deal with it, but it makes it hard to test things when conditions are changing so much. This morning we had a really fine mist through most of the session. This afternoon we tried rain tires for a bit and then went to slicks, but I wasn’t able to improve my time from this morning."
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Valentino Rossi: "This morning we started with the setup from Le Mans, but we realized that something different was needed for this track; we altered the setup, but the first changes didn’t work. Then it started to mist, and that’s how it was for half of the first session. The second session started with a wet track, and although we were fast in those conditions, it wasn’t possible to work productively on the setup."
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Ben Spies: "I’m feeling good about today, it was a tricky session going out in the rain and dry, you couldn’t see how wet it was on the track so I had to feel it out a bit. We had a pretty big change on the bike trying to move my position around; I think we’ve found something and we’re hoping to now get some more dry time tomorrow."
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Marco Simoncelli continued his fast pace during practice in Spain as he seeks his first win in MotoGP.
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Hiroshi Aoyama has yet to finish outside the top-10 this year and claimed eighth during free practice at Catalunya.
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Nicky Hayden earned eighth on the timesheets at Catalunya behind teammate, Valentino Rossi.
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Valentino Rossi - Catalunya qualifying 2011
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Marco Simoncelli - Catalunya qualifying 2011
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Toni Elias - Catalunya free practice 2011
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Stefan Bradl has a perfect record so far in 2011 for taking pole position, his record continuing now at Catalunya.
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Honda's Marco Simoncelli grabbed the first MotoGP pole position of his career at Catalunya in the final 30 seconds.
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Honda's Casey Stoner dominated every lap at Catalunya and claimed the win ahead of Yamaha's Lorenzo and Spies.
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Stefan Bradl (#65) took his third win of the season over Marc Marquez and Aleix Espargaro in Moto2.
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Casey Stoner enjoying the 26th MotoGP victory of his career at Catalunya.
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Andrea Dovizioso (#4): "Even if we improved compared to Le Mans in terms of lap times, I'm not happy finishing 4th position, five seconds behind the winner. Today we were fast and I think that with a good start we could have at least fought for the podium."
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Casey Stoner - Catalunya 2011
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Pons HP 40’s Aleix Espargaro (#40) earned his first podium finish in his GP career in third at Catalunya.
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Casey Stoner led each of the 25 laps at Catalunya with little protest from his competition.
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Yamaha's Ben Spies achieved his first podium of the season since August 2010.
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Casey Stoner (#27) and Jorge Lorenzo finished 1-2 respectively at Catalunya, with Lorenzo maintaining a seven-point cushion in the standings.
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Colin Edwards was banned from racing at Catalunya after failing a final medical check.
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Jorge Lorenzo never posed a threat against Stoner at Catalunya but grabbed another podium result in second.
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Ben Spies (#11) saw the podium for the first time this season in third.
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Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Cal Crutchlow claimed a best career finish in MotoGP of seventh at his home race.
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Casey Stoner has now won three races this year and is surfacing as the man to beat in 2011.
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San Carlo Honda's Marco Simoncelli finished sixth despite starting from first on the grid.
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Johann Zarco's 20-second penalty and subsequent sixth-place result in the 125GP race at Catalunya was heavily criticized by multiple MotoGP riders.