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

August 27, 2011

Saturday in Indianapolis for MotoGP

Honda's Casey Stoner (27, above) was on fire this afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Australian has always been good about voicing his distaste for the American track, led Saturday's morning practice and was half a second faster—taking pole position for Sunday's race—than American Ben Spies who took the second spot on the starting grid.

Ducati's Valentino Rossi rides out of the last turn at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

American Ben Spies during qualifying.

American Nicky Hayden turns through the s-curves on the first half of the track.

Riders cruise into turn 8.

Honda's Andrea Dovisioso careens around turn 1.

Valentino Rossi pops a wheelie for fans following Saturday morning practice.

Casey Stoner flows between turn 3 and 4.

American Colin Edwards lifts his front wheel going into the start/finish straight during qualifying.

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