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2011 MotoGP Catalunya Photo Gallery

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

Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso won a last-minute battle for third on the timesheets with Jorge Lorenzo during Friday practice at Catalunya.
Casey Stoner - Catalunya Friday practice 2011
Jorge Lorenzo - Catalunya free practice 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo was 0.870 seconds off the pace of Stoner on Friday with a best lap of 1'43.810.
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."
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."
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."
Marco Simoncelli continued his fast pace during practice in Spain as he seeks his first win in MotoGP.
Hiroshi Aoyama has yet to finish outside the top-10 this year and claimed eighth during free practice at Catalunya.
Nicky Hayden earned eighth on the timesheets at Catalunya behind teammate, Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi - Catalunya qualifying 2011
Marco Simoncelli - Catalunya qualifying 2011
Toni Elias - Catalunya free practice 2011
Stefan Bradl has a perfect record so far in 2011 for taking pole position, his record continuing now at Catalunya.
Honda's Marco Simoncelli grabbed the first MotoGP pole position of his career at Catalunya in the final 30 seconds.
Honda's Casey Stoner dominated every lap at Catalunya and claimed the win ahead of Yamaha's Lorenzo and Spies.
Stefan Bradl (#65) took his third win of the season over Marc Marquez and Aleix Espargaro in Moto2.
Casey Stoner enjoying the 26th MotoGP victory of his career at Catalunya.
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."
Casey Stoner - Catalunya 2011
Pons HP 40’s Aleix Espargaro (#40) earned his first podium finish in his GP career in third at Catalunya.
Casey Stoner led each of the 25 laps at Catalunya with little protest from his competition.
Yamaha's Ben Spies achieved his first podium of the season since August 2010.
Casey Stoner (#27) and Jorge Lorenzo finished 1-2 respectively at Catalunya, with Lorenzo maintaining a seven-point cushion in the standings.
Colin Edwards was banned from racing at Catalunya after failing a final medical check.
Jorge Lorenzo never posed a threat against Stoner at Catalunya but grabbed another podium result in second.
Ben Spies (#11) saw the podium for the first time this season in third.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Cal Crutchlow claimed a best career finish in MotoGP of seventh at his home race.
Casey Stoner has now won three races this year and is surfacing as the man to beat in 2011.
San Carlo Honda's Marco Simoncelli finished sixth despite starting from first on the grid.
Johann Zarco's 20-second penalty and subsequent sixth-place result in the 125GP race at Catalunya was heavily criticized by multiple MotoGP riders.