2011 Qatar MotoGP Test Day 1 Images From @ScottJonesPhoto


The question millions of fans around the world desperately want answering: can he repeat Welkom?


Meet the new boss


Big Ben


The World's Fastest Australian


Nicky Hayden looked resigned rather than happy after tbe first day of testing


Marco Simoncelli has shown blistering pace at Sepang. At Qatar, not so much...


One wag on Twitter dubbed Bautista "the fastest Suzuki in the grid"


Hiroshi Aoyama has been quietly very, very fast during testing


Don't mess with Texas


Fastest man of the first day, Dani Pedrosa


The old man of MotoGP: Loris Capirossi


The Repsol Honda team have new pit logos


Spain, reigning


Night falls in the desert...

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Comments

I swear there is no better light for race pics than a night race, or is it just Qatar? The colors are so enhanced. Beautiful!

Rossi's dayglo colors do well too. Love the blues on the Yams.

The black band on Aoyama's arm is so heart-wrenching and respectful it breaks my heart.

wore a black band on their arm, and they all mentionned Japan in their conference after the 1st day of test.
Maybe not Simoncelli?

Isn't it interesting how you can see the knee-slider tracks mixed in with the rubber arcs on the first day?  (See Simoncelli picture)

Great stuff, Scott!  Thank you.

(P.S.:  Something tells me it's going to be hard to pick up all the color on the Rizla bike in the dark, eh?  What's that one like in person?)