Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

August 26, 2011

Friday at Indianapolis for MotoGP


Rossi coasts through turn 10.

The American MotoGP riders attacked the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday morning's first free practice for the race weekend. Ben Spies of the factory Yamaha team walked away with the top time with fellow statesmen Colin Edwards in third, while former World Champion Nicky Hayden was in fifth.

The Texan Spies was second in the afternoon only to World Championship lead Casey Stoner.


Ben Spies' front wheel becomes slightly airborne as he speeds into the start-finis straight.


Valentino Rossi leads Jorge Lorenzo through turn 11 during morning practice on Friday.


Casey Stoner during morning practice.


MotoGP riders speed out of turn 16.


Rossi signs fans behind the Ducati team garage.


Colin Edwards rides off at the end of the day.

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