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2014 MotoGP Qatar Photo Gallery
Jorge Lorenzo struggled to find grip during the opening practice session at Qatar and finished ninth-fastest.
See photos from the opening round of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship in the 2014 MotoGP Qatar photo gallery.
NGM Mobile Forward Racing's Aleix Espargaro topped the timesheet during the first free practice at Qatar.
Bradley Smith posted the third-fastest time in Free Practice 1 at Losail in Qatar.
Cal Crutchlow taking his first laps of the opening round of MotoGP 2014 at Losail.
Nicky Hayden took 10th in Free Practice 1 in Qatar.
Marc Marquez returned after six weeks off the bike, following a broken leg he suffered in the preseason, looking for speed here in Free Practice 1 in Qatar.
Dani Pedrosa put up the sixth-fastest time in Free Practice 1 in Qatar.
Rookie Pol Espargaro finished fifth-fastest through the first practice session in Qatar.
Valentino Rossi started work for the opening round of the 2014 MotoGP season during Free Practice 1 in Qatar.
Aleix Espargaro maintained his fast pace through all three practice sessions in Qatar, earning a bid straight through to Q2.
Colin Edwards heads to Q1 after posting the 13th-fastest time in practice in Qatar.
Andrea Dovizioso moves to Q2 with the fourth-fastest time in free practice at Losail.
Dani Pedrosa in the opening round of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar.
Valentino Rossi made Q2 posting the 10th-fastest time in free practice in Qatar.
Jorge Lorenzo struggled with grip issues during practice in Qatar, but made it through to Q2 with the seventh-fastest time.
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez scored pole position in Qatar.
Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa battling for the front in Qatar.
Valentino Rossi battled with Marc Marquez for the lead in the final laps in Qatar.
The lead pack in Qatar remained four-strong until the final laps.
2014 MotoGP Qatar podium with Marc Marquez (center) in first, Valentino Rossi (left) in second and Dani Pedrosa (right) in third.
Jorge Lorenzo (99) led through the opening turns in Qatar, but overestimated his grip and suffered a big off in the first lap.
Following Jorge Lorenzo's crash, Stefan Bradl took over the lead in Qatar.
Valentino Rossi (46) led the MotoGP race in Qatar for a number of laps.
Bradley Smith was on pace to earn a top-five result early on, but suffered a crash in the final laps.
Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in Qatar.
Alvaro Bautista and Valentino Rossi getting close in a battle for podium position in Qatar.
Scott Redding (45) took seventh-place in his MotoGP debut in Qatar.
Nicky Hayden (69) and Scott Redding (45) pushing the new Honda RCV1000R to the limit in Qatar.
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