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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.

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."
Andrea Dovizioso (#4) and Nicky Hayden (#69) rounding the San Marino circuit in Misano, Italy.
Rizla Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista had a good day despite having to switch bikes for the afternoon session.
Ducati's Valentino Rossi finished practice in 11th and was more than 1.4 seconds off the pace of Lorenzo. - Misano MotoGP Practice 2011
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."
Valentino Rossi - Misano MotoGP Practice 2011
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."
Jorge Lorenzo earned his third win of the season more than seven seconds ahead of his riivals in Italy.
Dani Pedrosa (#26) and Casey Stoner (#27) had a fight for second at Misano with the Spaniard edging past his teammate on Lap 22.
Andrea Dovizioso (#4) and Marco Simoncelli (#58) were caught in an exciting fight during the race for fourth.
Super Sic managed to squeeze ahead of Dovizioso on the final lap to earn fourth at the Misano circuit.
Dani Pedrosa (left) and Casey Stoner congratulate each other - Misano MotoGP 2011
Wayne Rainey returned to the Misano circuit for the first time since being paralyzed during a terrible crash in 1993.
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.”
Dani Pedrosa: "We had a great time together and it was a long time since I'd seen him."
Colin Edwards (right) has announced he will ride for the Forward Racing team in 2012 aboard 1000cc private MotoGP bike.
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."
Casey Stoner (#27) claimed fatigue is what prevented him from mounting a threat in Sunday's 28-lap MotoGP contest at Misano.
Jorge Lorenzo - 2011 Misano MotoGP
Jorge Lorenzo (#1) grabbed the lead in the first corner and led the rest of the race for his third win of the season.
Jorge Lorenzo crossing the line more than seven seconds ahead of Dani Pedrosa - 2011 Misano MotoGP
Ben Spies tests the 2012 Yamaha M1 during a post-race test at Misano.
Jorge Lorenzo tests Yamaha's 1000cc project for the second time during a post-race test at Misano.