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2011 MotoGP Misano Photo Gallery

View photos and images from the 2011 San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano Adriatico circuit.

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Dani Pedrosa: "We had a good start in the morning, I felt quite comfortable from the beginning, but in the afternoon we didn't improve as much as I would have liked.When Bautista's engine blew in front of me I thought the track would become dirty, so I did some slow laps to check and I lost some time and rhythm."
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Andrea Dovizioso (#4) and Nicky Hayden (#69) rounding the San Marino circuit in Misano, Italy.
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Rizla Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista had a good day despite having to switch bikes for the afternoon session.
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Ducati's Valentino Rossi finished practice in 11th and was more than 1.4 seconds off the pace of Lorenzo. - Misano MotoGP Practice 2011
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Valentino Rossi: "Fortunately, I managed to do two or three good laps at the end of the session, and to make up a few positions. We struggled because we wanted to ride with the hard tyre in order to work for the race, but unfortunately, following a promising start, I found it more difficult as the pace steadily improved."
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Valentino Rossi - Misano MotoGP Practice 2011
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Nicky Hayden: "This obviously isn’t how we hoped to come out of the gate here. I like this track okay, but it seems like every time I come here, it’s very hard to get up to speed. Basically, I’m pushing the front on corner entry and can’t get it stopped."
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Jorge Lorenzo earned his third win of the season more than seven seconds ahead of his riivals in Italy.
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Dani Pedrosa (#26) and Casey Stoner (#27) had a fight for second at Misano with the Spaniard edging past his teammate on Lap 22.
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Andrea Dovizioso (#4) and Marco Simoncelli (#58) were caught in an exciting fight during the race for fourth.
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Super Sic managed to squeeze ahead of Dovizioso on the final lap to earn fourth at the Misano circuit.
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Dani Pedrosa (left) and Casey Stoner congratulate each other - Misano MotoGP 2011
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Wayne Rainey returned to the Misano circuit for the first time since being paralyzed during a terrible crash in 1993.
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Jorge Lorenzo: "It was really special that Wayne came here after so many years and he had the opportunity to be on the podium. I know him well because I have been training on Kenny Roberts’ ranch and he is a really kind person and he always gives me good advice, so to be with him was really special.”
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Dani Pedrosa: "We had a great time together and it was a long time since I'd seen him."
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Colin Edwards (right) has announced he will ride for the Forward Racing team in 2012 aboard 1000cc private MotoGP bike.
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Colin Edwards: “We will be riding a Yamaha engine and as far as the chassis goes we are still weighing up the options but my number one option would be to have Tech 3 build a chassis for us."
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Casey Stoner (#27) claimed fatigue is what prevented him from mounting a threat in Sunday's 28-lap MotoGP contest at Misano.
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Jorge Lorenzo - 2011 Misano MotoGP
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Jorge Lorenzo (#1) grabbed the lead in the first corner and led the rest of the race for his third win of the season.
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Jorge Lorenzo crossing the line more than seven seconds ahead of Dani Pedrosa - 2011 Misano MotoGP
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Ben Spies tests the 2012 Yamaha M1 during a post-race test at Misano.
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Jorge Lorenzo tests Yamaha's 1000cc project for the second time during a post-race test at Misano.