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2012 MotoGP - Qatar Photo Gallery
Casey Stoner set the pace in Thursday evening's opening practice at Qatar, kicking off the 2012 MotoGP season.
See photos of Round 1 of the MotoGP Championship at Qatar in the 2012 MotoGP Qatar photo gallery.
Casey Stoner - 2012 Qatar
Dani Pedrosa arrived at Qatar amid embarrassing reports of a cheating scandal.
Dani Pedrosa - 2012 Qatar
Andrea Dovizioso - 2012 Qatar
Jorge Lorenzo led the timesheet on Friday - topping the MotoGP field during Free Practice 3.
Colin Edwards aboard Forward Racing CRT - Qatar 2012
Rossi continues to look for solutions on the Desmosedici - Qatar 2012
Jorge Lorenzo claimed pole position for the 2012 season opener at Qatar in a close battle with rival Casey Stoner.
A triumphant Jorge Lorenzo jumps for joy on the Qatar podium after winning the first race of the 2012 MotoGP season.
The Doctor didn't get his 2012 season off to the start he would have liked and finished a disappointing 10th in the opening race.
MotoGP rookie Stefan Bradl had a strong initial outing, racing in sixth place much of the race by himself before Hayden and Bautista eventually got by to bump him down to 8th.
Dani Pedrosa shot off the line like a rocket and pushed Lorenzo the entire race on his way to a second place finish.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Andrea Dovizioso had a strong showing for his new team, battling with teammate Cal Crutchlow for much of the race for the fourth position.
Yamaha Factory rider Ben Spies had serious chatter issues at Qatar which kept him from pacing with the frontrunners.
Cal Crutchlow equalled his best-ever MotoGP finish at Qatar, crossing the line in 4th place.
The Repsol Honda team grabbed two out of three spots on the Qatar podium.
Nicky Hayden was the highest placed Ducati rider at Qatar in sixth place.
Lorenzo was just able to squeeze out Pedrosa for the holeshot at Qatar. Pedrosa shot up from the third row to second place by the first turn, though.
Yamaha Factory rider Jorge Lorenzo got his first GP victory at Qatar under the lights Sunday night.
Nicky Hayden was in a three-way battle for most of the race and was able to fend off Bautista and Barbera for sixth place.
Jorge Lorenzo claimed the checkers at Qatar - the 2010 champion beating his Repsol Honda rivals, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner.
Britain's James Ellison aboard the CRT-specification Aprilia ART - 2012 Qatar
James Ellison - 2012 Qatar
Valentino Rossi - Qatar 2012
Valentino Rossi on the Desmosedici GP12 in Qatar
Cal Crutchlow may become a fan favorite in 2012 on what team owner Herve Poncharal says is the strongest Tech 3 Yamaha line-up ever in MotoGP.
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