Hector Barbera leads Valentino Rossi over hill into turn 8.
A sunny Saturday afternoon provided a clear day to watch the qualifying practice session for the MotoGP riders.
Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo took his fifth consecutive pole position in a fierce battle with Australian Casey Stoner. Italian Andrea Dovisioso took the third fastest spot for tomorrow's race.
Barbera dips into the steep turn 8.
Marco Simoncelli follows the lean of a background sign as he turns into the corkscrew—turn 8.
Valentino Rossi leads Andrea Dovisioso into the corkscrew.
Nicky Hayden signs autographs for fans following the qualifying practice session.
Casey Stoner zips through the corkscrew.
Alvaro Bautista's bright blue Suzuki shimmers in the sunlight.
Roger Lee Hayden turns into the corkscrew.
A Nicky Hayden number sticker.
Fan-favorite Nicky Hayden tears off his kneepad to give to a fan.
Colin Edwards soars around turn 9—Rainey Curve.
Colin Edwards leads Valentino Rossi around Rainey Curve.