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MotoGP 2013 Photo Gallery
Images from the 2013 MotoGP season.
Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso at Wrooom Ducati intro.
Nicky Hayden at Ducati's Wrooom press conference.
Andrea Dovizioso talks about the year ahead at Wrooom.
Valentino Rossi tests the Yamaha for 2013.
Marc Marquez MotoGP debut.
Jorge Lorenzo 2013 testing.
Jorge Lorenzo sampled Circuit of The Americas for the first time today.
Nicky Hayden talked about the 2013 season in a teleconference with Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Marc Marquez talks about the COTA test.
Marc Marquez in action at Circuit of The Americas in Texas.
Circuit of the Americas
Pol Espargaró the fastest rider in the final Moto2 pre-season test.
Blake Young gets down to work on the Attack Performance CRT bike. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
Blake Young tested the Attack Performance bike at CoTA. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
Jorge Lorenzo shows off the new Yamaha colors in Spain.
Rain hampered the first day of testing at the Jerez Circuit in Spain.
Valentino Rossi led the way on the second day of testing at Jerez. Photography By: Gold & Goose
FOX Sports will air MotoGP in 2013. Photography By: Gold & Goose.
Cal Crutchlow was the fastest of the MotoGP men at Jerez. Photography By: Gold & Goose
Kevin Schwantz fires back at Circuit of The Americas. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
The MotoGP season starts this weekend in Qatar
Jorge Lorenzo led the first session at Qatar
Marc Marquez led Friday practice for the season opener in Qatar.
Nicky Hayden gets busy at Qatar
Jorge Lorenzo earned pole position for the MotoGP of Qatar.
Jorge Lorenzo won the season-opening Grand Prix of Qatar.
Yamaha's Linn Jarvis updates the media on the garage fire at CoTA.
Jorge Lorenzo says that Circuit of The Americas is a difficult racetrack to learn.
CoTA track president Steve Sexton talks about Kevin Schwantz.
Marc Marquez ended the first session at CoTA with the fastest lap time.
Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta served papers by Kevin Schwantz.
Marc Marquez led the first day of practice for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.
Nicky Hayden doing work at the Circuit of The Americas
Daijiro Kato is being honored by the Gresini team in Texas.
The new "On Any Sunday" movie will feature Travis Pastrana.
Dani Pedrosa took over the top spot on Friday at Circuit of The Americas.
Blake Young is getting up to speed in the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.
Marc Marquez makes history at CoTA by being the youngest MotoGP rider to get pole position.
Nicky Hayden is hopeful of making the Ducati better for the Grand Prix of the Americas.
Marc Marquez celebrates his first-ever MotoGP victory.
Valentino Rossi tested Kyle Busch's NASCAR
Ben Spies will miss the Jerez round of the MotoGP series.
Kevin Schwantz will return to action at Suzuka in July.
Kenny Roberts will again host a charity dinner at his ranch in California.
MotoGP held it's pre-event press conference in Jerez.
The final corner at Jerez will now be named Lorenzo Corner.
Jorge Lorenzo led the first day of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
Nicky Hayden has an injured wrist at Jerez
It will be an all Spanish front row for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez as Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo, who turned 26 today, emerged from a crash-plagued Saturday to win the pole with a time of 1:38.673. Respsol Honda teammates Dani Pedrosa (1:38.920) and Marc Marquez (1:38.971) will round out the front row starters. (Photo by Gold & Goose)
Nicky Hayden ready for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Marc Marquez bumps Jorge Lorenzo out of the way in the Spanish GP.
Dani Pedrosa won the Spanish Grand Prix today in Jerez.
Jorge Lorenzo wasn't too happy with Marc Marquez after the Spanish Grand Prix.
Dani Pedrosa led a Repsol Honda one-two in practice at Le Mans.
Honda’s Marc Marquez bounced back after crashing in the final free practice session to score the pole for Sunday’s French Grand Prix at LeMans. Marquez turned a stunning 1:33.187 on his Repsol Honda halfway through the final qualifying session. (Gold & Goose photo)
Dani Pedrosa was brilliant on a wet Le Mans and turned in a flawless run from sixth on the grid to first in the French Grand Prix on his factory Repsol Honda. Pedrosa showed patience and skill on the wet-to-drying track. He bided his time behind early leader Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo then methodically moved his way to the front. Pedrosa and “Dovi” gradually separated from the field and for a few laps starting on lap eight the two leaders traded the point before Pedrosa finally made a pass stick, then steadily pulled away to a 4.863 margin of victory. (Courtesy MotoGP)
Honda shows its new production MotoGP racer
It was a Yamaha day at Mugello on Friday, as the top three riders in MotoGP practice on the Italian circuit were Yamaha mounted. It was defending race winner Jorge Lorenzo barely nipping factory Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi, who led much of Friday’s Free Practice 2, but ended the day with a 1:48.409. Lorenzo turned his fastest lap 1:48.375 with zero time left on the clock. (Courtesy MotoGP
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa saved the best for last. The world championship leader waited to his very last lap in qualifying to pop the cork on a lap record 1:47.157 to earn the pole for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. It marked the first pole of the season for Pedrosa. (Gold & Goose photo)
Chaos was happening behind him at Mugello, but Jorge Lorenzo got away on his factory Yamaha early and stayed above the fray to earn his second MotoGP victory of the season and close to within 12 points of series leader Dani Pedrosa, who finished second. (Gold & Goose photo)
Max Biaggi tested the Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike at Mugello today.
Why am I smiling. Because I'm Valentino Rossi and I'm very, very rich.
Nicky Hayden talks about the upcoming MotoGP race at Catalunya and his thoughts on his future. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
Spain may be the home of Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Marquez, but it was Italian Valentino Rossi breaking the ice in Catalunya by setting the fastest time of 1:42.297 aboard his factory Yamaha M1 in MotoGP practice Friday for Sunday’s Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya. Spanish fans didn’t seem to care that it wasn’t one of their own topping the charts. On his cool-down lap Rossi was warmly greeted by fans waving their appreciation for the 34-year-old six-time MotoGP champion.(Gold & Goose photo)
Dani Pedrosa thrilled the Spanish fans Saturday at Circuit de Catalunya not only by earning the pole for tomorrow’s Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya, but also by shattering a five-year-old track record set by Casey Stoner in 2008. In the best qualifying performance of the season, Pedrosa clocked a 1:40.893 on his factory Repsol Honda RC213V to become the first rider ever to dip into the 1:40s on the 2.9-mile, 13-turn circuit in Barcelona. (Gold & Goose photo)
The Grand Prix Commission decides to lift the age limit on Moto2 wild card riders. Photography by Gold & Goose.
Spain’s domination of Motorcycle Grand Prix racing was on full display in Barcelona Sunday as Spaniards Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Marq Marquez finished one-two-three, much to the delight of the 90,000-plus partisan fans at the Circuit de Catalunya.(Photo by Gold & Goose)
Randy DePuniet on the new Suzuki inline-four 1000cc prototype as it makes it's European test debut at Catalunya. Photography by Gold & Goose.
Valentino Rossi likes the settings he found during a test at Aragon.
Marc Marquez rode the 2014 Honda MotoGP prototype at Aragon.
Bradley Smith underwent surgery on his hand and wrist but says he will ride at Assen.
(From Left to Right) Andrea Dovisioso, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, and Stefan Bradl talk Assen TT memories.
MotoGP rookie Bradley Smith is on the mend and ready to build on his progress at Catalunya. Photography By Gold & Goose
Jorge Lorenzo suffered a broken collarbone at Assen today.
Jorge Lorenzo will have surgery to repair his broken collarbone.
Cal gets his first career MotoGP pole at Assen. Photography By Gold & Goose
Andrea Dovizioso was penalized for kicking Hector Barbera at Assen.
Valentino Rossi won the Dutch Grand Prix for his 80th premiere class win.
Two-time AMA Supersport Champion James Rispoli gets a Moto2 wild card ride for Indy.
Jorge Lorenzo spoke out in today's pre-German Grand Prix press conference.
Stefan Bradl led an incident-filled free practice two in Germany today.
Jorge Lorenzo crashed out of practice for the German Grand Prix.
Marc Marquez qualified on pole for the German Grand Prix
It didn’t happen quite the way people expected, but in the end Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez did what everyone expected. The rookie Spaniard won the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring and in the absence of Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo he took over the championship lead by two points over Pedrosa. (Gold & Goose photo)
Jorge Lorenzo is set to return to racing at Laguna Seca this weekend.
Valentino Rossi and Lin Jarvis were at the Yamaha headquarters in California today.
Lin Jarvis spoke today at Yamaha's headquarters in Cypress, California.
Nicky Hayden won't be back with Ducati in 2014
Marc Marquez speaks to the assembled press at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
Valentino Rossi isn't the only doctor in the house this weekend.
Colin Edwards prepares to shoot his 50 Cal.
Colin Edwards hopes to return to MotoGP in 2014.
Crutchlow fastest in U.S. GP free practice one. Photography By Andrea Wilson
Marc Marquez ended the first day of practice at Laguna Seca with the fastest lap time.
Marc Marquez continues to get faster at Laguna Seca.
Stefan Bradl gets first pole of his career at Laguna. Photography By Andrea Wilson
The one thing Marc Marquez’ competitors hung there hopes on coming into Laguna Seca was that the rookie might be perplexed by the unique and hard-to-learn classic American circuit, but no such luck. Marquez handled the circuit and the race brilliantly, patiently following early leader and pole winner Stefan Bradl for 20 laps before making a decisive move outbraking Bradl into the last turn and then methodically pulling away to a 2.298 second margin of victory. (Gold & Goose photo)
Casey Stoner will test MotoGP bikes for Honda.
Cal Crutchlow has signed a deal to race with the Ducati MotoGP team.
Pol Espargaro has signed a two-year contract with Yamaha for MotoGP.
Casey Stoner tested the Honda RC213V today in Motegi, Japan.
Casey Stoner tested the Honda RC213V at Motegi in Japan.
At Indianapolis two-time AMA Superbike runner-up Blake Young, from Madison, Wis., is making his third wild-card appearance of the year in the premier MotoGP category for California-based Attack Performance. (Larry Lawrence photo)
Two-time AMA SuperSport champion James Rispoli, from Daytona Beach, Fla., will make his World Championship debut in Moto2 for Michigan-based GPTech.(Larry Lawrence photo)
Marc Marquez is ready for this weekend's Indy MotoGP.
Ben Spies is not putting any pressure on himself in his return to MotoGP racing this weekend at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. Racing at a track where he won the pole in 2010 and led the early laps of last year’s race. (Larry Lawrence photo
Valentino Rossi answers questions about Yamaha's new seamless gear box at the Indianapolis MotoGP press conference. Photography By: Gold & Goose
Cal Crutchlow answers questions about his move to Ducati at the Indy U.S. GP press conference. Photography By Gold & Goose
Stefan Bradl has signed an extension to his contract with LCR Honda for MotoGP in 2013.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez topped the first practice session in Indianapolis. (Larry Lawrence photo)
James Rispoli is making his Moto2 debut at Indianapolis. He struggled in FP1 on his GP Tech-sponsored machine. (Larry Lawrence photo)
This is the last wildcard of the year for Blake Young on the APR. He finished 21st at Austin earlier this season and crashed out of practice at Laguna Seca. He’s hoping for more at Indy.(Larry Lawrence photo)
James Rispoli makes his Moto2 debut at Indy.
Marc Marquez was the fastest rider in both sessions today at Indy.
Marc Marquez has led every session so far at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ben Spies suffered another shoulder injury today at the Indy MotoGP.
Marc Marquez qualified on pole position for the Red Bull Indy Grand Prix.
On Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Colin Edwards made it into the final MotoGP qualifying session (Q2) for the first time. Smiles were in abundance inside the NGM Mobile Forward Racing garage.(Larry Lawrence photo)
Indianapolis will again host MotoGP in 2014.
Nicky Hayden will start on the second row for the Red Bull Indy GP.
Marc Marquez (93) battled Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa before pulling away to win the 2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP. (Larry Lawrence photo)
Laguna Seca says it will host MotoGP again in 2014 and beyond.
Brazil will likely host a round of MotoGP in 2014.
Nicky Hayden is looking forward to the Czech Republic Grand Prix.
Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso come together in the Indy MotoGP.
Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez spoke at today's pre-Brno press conference.
Ben Spies has surgery on both shoulders, return to MotoGP unknown at this time.
Stefan Bradl ended day one at the Brno Circuit with the best lap time in MotoGP.
– Cal Crutchlow may be on the way out at Tech 3 Yamaha, but the steely-eyed Brit set out to prove he is indeed one of the elite riders in MotoGP and did just that Saturday at Brno, in the Czech Republic, by not only winning the pole for Sunday’s race, but setting a new qualifying lap record in the process with a 1:55.527, breaking the old mark of 1:55.799 set by Jorge Lorenzo last year.(Photo by Gold & Goose)
With each passing week Marc Marquez is looking more and more like the 2013 MotoGP World Champion. The young Spaniard rookie rode a classic race at Brno, biding his time in the first half of the race behind rival Jorge Lorenzo and then passing and battling with the defending world champ, before pulling clear in the closing stages and holding off his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.(Photo by Gold & Goose)
Nicky Hayden, still focused and hoping for better at Silverstone. Photography By Gold & Goose
Scott Redding signs a two-year deal to ride a Honda Production bike for Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini in MotoGP. Photography By Gold & Goose
Jorge Lorenzo says his main focus this point of the season is to win races, not the championship. Photography By Gold & Goose.
Jorge Lorenzo was fastest on day one at Silverstone, site of the British MotoGP.
Marc Marquez qualified on pole position for the British MotoGP at Silverstone.
In one of the most epic last-lap battles in the MotoGP era, defending series champ Jorge Lorenzo came out on top over Marc Marquez in a torrid last lap battle that saw both riders pushing and shoving their way past one another, with all the passes relatively clean. Marquez showing a heroic effort after dislocating his left collarbone in a morning practice crash.
Valentino Rossi will use Yamaha's seamless transmission in Misano this weekend.
Marc Marquez led the way in MotoGP free practice today at Misano in Italy.
Valentino Rossi likes his new seamless transmission.
Marc Marquez broke the lap record at Misano with his pole-setting lap today in Italy.
Jorge Lorenzo earned his third straight win at Misano and moved into a tie for second in the series standings. (Gold & Goose photo)
Karel Abraham will miss the rest of the 2013 MotoGP season due to a shoulder injury.
Damian Cudlin will fill in for Yonny Hernandez on the PBR team in MotoGP.
Marc Marquez set the pace on Friday on a hot day in Aragon, round 14 of the 18 race MotoGP World Championship. Marquez set the tone early, clocking a 1:48.987 just minutes into the session to establish the fastest lap of the weekend. (Gold & Goose photo)
Shuhei Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of HRC, and Marc Marquez at Aragon. Marquez earned his seventh pole of the season at the circuit. (Gold & Goose photo)
If Marc Marquez is to be the 2013 MotoGP World Champion, which is looking more and more inevitable, his run at Motorland Aragon will be looked upon as one of his best. The 20-year-old Spanish rookie survived an early battle with his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, which ultimately led to Pedrosa crashing out. He then had to close a fairly large gap enjoyed by early leader Jorge Lorenzo and after taking the lead Marquez brilliantly held off pressure of his championship rival.
Laguna Seca won't be hosting a MotoGP in 2014
The 2014 MotoGP World Championship calendar has been released.
Casey Stoner tested the Honda production MotoGP racer in Motegi, Japan.
Luigi Dall'Igna will move to Ducati Corse at the end of the 2013 racing season.
Marc Marquez (left) was penalized a point for his involvement in Dani Pedrosa's (right) crash in Aragon.
Dani Pedrosa topped the list on his Repsol Honda Friday at Sepang, clocking a 2:00.554 on the 3.4-mile circuit, just a few clicks off the track record set by Jorge Lorenzo last year of 2:00.334 and over a half-second faster than Marc Marquez.
Marc Marquez overcame tricky conditions at Sepang International Circuit. Early in the final Q2 session the track was still drying, but in the final couple of minutes, the track finally fully dry, Marquez turned a blistering lap of 2:00.011, a new track record. Marquez later admitted his Repsol Honda was on the limit on at every corner in order to get the pole.(Gold & Goose photo)
Dani Pedrosa showed that when things are right for him he can be unstoppable. The Repsol Honda rider got away from an early battle with Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez to score a runaway victory in Sepang to help erase the disappointment of Aragon. It marked his third victory of the season for Pedrosa. (Gold & Goose photo)
Josh Herrin will go to Moto2 in 2014 with the Caterham team.
Nicky Hayden may end up on a Honda for the 2014 MotoGP World Championship.
Jorge "Aspar" Martinez has signed Nicky Hayden to ride his team's Hondas next year.
Jorge Lorenzo led the first session at Phillip Island today.
Jorge Lorenzo was unstoppable on the first day of practice at Phillip Island.
Bridgestone will only allow the MotoGP riders to use hard compound tires at Phillip Island on Sunday.
Jorge Lorenzo put his Yamaha on pole position for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
Bridgestone tire woes will force riders to pit for their backup bikes in the Australian Grand Prix.
Jorge Lorenzo won the pit-stop interrupted Australian Grand Prix.
Bridgetone discusses what went wrong at Phillip Island.
Scott Redding is hoping to be fit to ride in Japan this weekend - just a week after suffering a broken wrist.
Friday practice has been called off ahead of the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan, with low levels of visibility at Twin Ring Motegi.(gold & goose photo)
Will Marc Marquez wrap up the World Championship this weekend in Japan?
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo won the pole at a wet Motegi Saturday. (File photo by Gold & Goose)
Nicky Hayden was happy to be on the front row at Motegi, but he wanted more. Hayden held P1 for much of the final 30 minutes of Saturday’s one hour, 15-minute MotoGP qualifying session on the factory Ducati, but in the end, on a drying track, world championship battlers Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez were able to push Hayden back to third.(Gold & Goose photo)
Ben Spies has announced his retirement from racing
Jorge Lorenzo won the Japenese Grand Prix at Motegi.
Colin Edwards will race in the Baja 1000 in 2013.
The logo for Edwards Baja team for 2013.
It's down to Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo this weekend at Valencia. (File photo by Larry Lawrence)
The 2014 Honda RCV1000R broke cover today in Spain.
Valentino Rossi has announced that Jeremy Burgess will no longer be his crew chief.
Nicky Hayden is having his final race with Ducati on Sunday.
It was a good start to the weekend at Valencia for world champion in waiting Marc Marquez. The young factory Honda ace showed he was not going to play it conservatively on the final weekend of the 2013 MotoGP season, going out and setting the fastest time Friday in Free Practice Two, a 1:31.220. (Gold & Goose photo)
Valentino Rossi and Jeremy Burgess held a press conference today in Valencia to talk about their split.
Marc Marquez scored his ninth pole position of the 2013 MotoGP season Saturday at Valencia. On the verge of the championship, Marquez showed no reservations, typically riding on the edge aboard his factory Honda. (Gold & Goose photo)
Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa will be on the front row for tomorrow's MotoGP finale in Valencia, Spain.
Marc Marquez is the new MotoGP World Champion, the youngest ever to win the title. (Gold and Goose photo)
Nicky Hayden finishes his last race with Ducati at Valencia. Photography by Gold & Goose
Silvano Galbusera replaces Jeremy Burgess as Valentino Rossi's crew chief.
Cal Crutchlow tried the factory Ducati for the first time today in Valencia
Colin Edwards had his first ride on the Yamaha-powered bike he'll race in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship.
Nicky Hayden gets his first crack at his new machine for 2014. Photography by Gold & Goose
Nicky Hayden had his first ride on the Aspar Honda today in Spain.
Marc Marquez talked to the American press on Tuesday from Spain.
Bradley Smith ended his season on a high with the second fastest time at today's Valencia test in Spain.
Dani Pedrosa underwent surgery to have hardware removed from his collarbone yesterday.
Danny Kent will race a Husqvarna in the 2014 Moto3 World Championship.
Former Grand Prix racer Doriano Romboni was killed in a Supermoto accident in Italy today.
Paul Bird Racing will field Michael Laverty and Broc Parkes in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship.
Marc Marquez gives thanks for Cycle News Rider of the Year.
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