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2011 MotoGP Silverstone Photo Gallery

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

Andrea Dovizioso: "This afternoon the track conditions were difficult, especially because there are different types of tarmac which drain differently. For example, T1 and T4 were draining very well, while it was wet in T2 and T3. It took me a while to find the feeling and we struggled with the traction control set up. We worked on the different settings and I think that we can improve tomorrow. It will be important to practice again in dry conditions tomorrow as we did this morning in FP1, but all in all FP2 was also important because we may find similar conditions in the race." - Silverstone 2011
A view of the new Silverstone Wing which houses team garages at Round 6 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.
Nicky Hayden: "This was our best Friday of the season so far. The conditions were difficult, especially this afternoon, with different surfaces and different amounts of water, but the bike worked quite well. We know it’s great in the wet, but we were also competitive in the dry this morning." - Silverstone 2011
Valentino Rossi swapped out bikes during FP2 and finished the afternoon session more than 3.7 seconds off the pace of Stoner.
Valentino Rossi: "Today was a bit difficult. The weather was bad for the most part, and that didn’t help us. We knew we were beginning with a handicap, because compared to the others I lack the experience of last year. We’re a little bit behind." - Silverstone 2011
Marco Simoncelli had the second-fastest lap of the day ahead of Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.
Casey Stoner's fastest lap was more than a second faster than last year's record set by Jorge Lorenzo. - Silverstone 2011
Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow broke his collarbone and sustained a concussion after crashing during qualifying at Silverstone.
Jorge Lorenzo: "At this moment our weapon is consistency. You try many things some days and some days you find a solution like today. I don’t know if it is enough to fight for victory but we will give our best." - Silverstone 2011
San Carlo Honda's Marco Simoncelli was 0.188 seconds off the pace of Stoner during Saturday's qualifying.
Ben Spies - Silverstone qualifying 2011
Honda's Casey Stoner took over the lead in the championship after nailing his fourth win of the season. - Silverstone 2011
Andrea Dovizioso (#4) made it a 1-2 day for Repsol Honda with second place at the Silverstone circuit. - 2011
In his first return since breaking his collarbone American Colin Edwards achieved his first podium of the season. - Silverstone 2011
Suzuki's Alvaro Buatista had his first top-five finish of the season after breaking his leg during the season opener. - Silverstone 2011
Jorge Lorenzo: "I feel disappointed because the crash was my own mistake. It's a shame for the team because they did a very good job all weekend and also my Fan Club who come here to support me." - DNF Silverstone 2011
Ben Spies: "I’m so disappointed to finish like this after we worked so hard to be ready for the race. It’s been a challenging weekend for all the guys with the different weather changes but we were ready to race with a really good package." - DNF Silverstone 2011
While trying to catch Dovizioso (#4) Jorge Lorenzo (#1) highsided during Lap 8 at the Silverstone circuit.
Casey Stoner (#27) and teammate Andrea Dovizioso (#4) took the top-two spots in Round 6 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.
Casey Stoner overcame difficult conditions at the start of the race in Great Britain to earn another victory on the RC212V.
Five-time MotoGP champion Mick Doohan (left): "For Casey just hopping on the Honda has been a relief after being on that Ducati, which is hit or miss
Nicky Hayden has been consistently faster than Rossi this season, leading the nine-time champion to question what's happening on the other side of the Ducati garage.
Rossi's struggles on the Ducati this season have become a topic of conversation throughout the paddock.
Valentino Rossi: "The shoulder is not quite at 100%, but I am so happy. It was the first time without any painkillers and this was an important test."