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2003 MotoGP Photo Gallery

2003 MotoGP - Check out the action in this MotorcycleUSA.com photo essay

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1_GP01_Biaggi_suzuka.jpg
Max Biaggi finished second despite running off. - Suzuka
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Daijiro Katoh was highsided and tragically killed. - Suzuka
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The Gresini Team observes a moment of silence for Katoh. - Welkom
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Colin Edwards was taken out on the start. - Welkom
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Gibernau won the race for his fallen teamate. - Welkom
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Bayliss put the Ducati on the podium. - Jerez
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Capirossi secured pole position. - Jerez
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Max Biaggi rode his honda to a podium finish. - Jerez
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Rossi leading Gibernau - Le Mans
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Rossi heads out for the restart. - Le Mans
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Podium at Le Mans
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Bayliss set the Moto GP speed record. 206.9 mph - Mugello
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Gary McCoy in action. - Mugello
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Rossi all alone at the front. - Mugello
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Capirossi gave Ducati its first MotoGP win. - Catalunya
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Nicky Hayden in action. - Catalunya
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A familiar view of Gibernau this year. - Catalunya
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Alex Barros in the wet. - Assen
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Gibernau picks up his third win of the season. - Assen
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The top three fight for clear vission. - Assen
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Gibernau ended the day in second. - Donington
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Nicky Hayden was the top American at Donington
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Hopkins is still looking for speed from the Suzuki. - Donington
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Bayliss earned his second podium of the year. - Sachsenring
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A close look at Capirossi's garage. - Sachsenring
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A mistake in the final turn cost Rossi the victory. - Sachsenring
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Rossi's ball and chain didn't seem to slow him down. - Brno
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The battle between Rossi and Gibernau lasted til the very end. - Brno
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Ukawa had his hands full with Barros back in the pack. - Brno
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Biaggi could not hold back the Doctor. - Estoril
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Melandri rode the highest finishing Yamaha. - Estoril
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Pitt is still coming to terms with the new Kawasaki. - Estoril
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Edwards looking for speed. - Rio
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Hayden, laying down the power on the RC211V. - Rio
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Tamada suprised everyone with a third place. - Rio
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Bayliss was a victim of the Hopkins caused crash. - Motegi
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Biaggi held off Rossi for the win. - Motegi
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Melandri held on to finish fifth. - Motegi
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Rossi fans congratulate the three-peat champ. - Sepang
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Gibernau
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Jacque highsided in qualifying keeping him out of the race. - Sepang
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Two time Sepang winner Roberts ended up 14th
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Bayliss went down hard. - Phillip Island
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Hayden would pass Gibernau on the last lap for a podium. - Phillip Island
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2003 Moto GP champ Rossi continues to lead. - Phillip Island
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Barros put in a solid 6th place. - Valencia
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The podium at Valencia
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Rossi looked shagarific. - Valencia
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Loris Capirossi
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Max Biaggi - MotoGP
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Sete Gibernau wins his fourth race of the MotoGP season and then celebrates by making it known the win is dedicated to his fallen teammamte Daijiro Katoh.
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Valentino Rossi nabbed his second win of the 2003 MotoGP season at Jerez.
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Sete Gibernau survived a last lap duel with Valentino Rossi in order to earn his second win of the season.
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Valentino Rossi won his sixth race of the year with a dominating effort at Brazil.
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Biaggi and Gibernau helped Rossi celebrate by dousing him with the bubbly.
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Valentino Rossi celebrates his second consecutive win with his teammate, third-place finisher Nicky Hayden and runner-up Loris Capirossi.
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Rossi celebrated his 22nd straight podium finish after taking what looks like his last victory for Honda.