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MotoGP Pictures: Thrills, spills and celebrations - Pt. 1

A selection of memorable moments captured on camera during the 2013 MotoGP season - 'Tweet', 'Like', 'G+' etc to share with your friends!
Here are a selection of memorable moments - thrills, spills and celebrations - captured on camera during the 2013 MotoGP season.

Part one features the first eight rounds of the year, in chronological order, with the second half of the season to follow.

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Round 1, Qatar (MotoGP): The 2013 season starts under the floodlights in Qatar.
Round 1, Qatar (MotoGP): Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo wins at Losail, while team-mate Valentino Rossi fights his way to second on a memorable Yamaha return.
Round 1, Qatar (MotoGP): Rookie Marc Marquez signalled his arrival by challenging Rossi in the closing stages and claims a podium in his first ever MotoGP race.
Round 2, Texas (Moto2): The inaugural MotoGP event at the Circuit of the Americas gets underway.
Round 2, Texas (Moto2): 20-year-old Marc Marquez becomes MotoGP's youngest ever race winner.
Round 3, Spain (MotoGP): Cal Crutchlow's Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine scales a trackside barrier in practice.
Round 3, Spain (MotoGP): Danilo Petrucci's Ioda Suter-BMW hits mechanical trouble.
Round 3, Spain (MotoGP): More woe for Ioda as Lukas Pesek falls.
Round 3, Spain (MotoGP): In what would become a frequent sight this season, Marc Marquez drags his elbow.
Round 3, Spain (MotoGP): Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo clash over second place at the final corner of the race.
Round 3, Spain (MotoGP): Dani Pedrosa took his first win of the year at Jerez.
Round 4, France (MotoGP): Cal Crutchlow takes his first podium of the season - in Tech 3 Yamaha's home race.
Round 4, France (MotoGP): Dani Pedrosa claims victory in the only wet race of the year.
Round 5, Italy (MotoGP): Andrea Dovizioso takes a heavy hit during practice for his first home event as a Ducati rider.
Round 5, Italy (MotoGP): Marc Marquez suffered several falls during the Italian Grand Prix weekend.
Round 5, Italy (MotoGP): Cal Crutchlow takes a look behind. The Englishman finished third in the race.
Round 5, Italy (MotoGP): Jorge Lorenzo wins his second race of the season.
Round 6, Catalunya (MotoGP): Frightening moment for Bradley Smith during practice. Rookie Smith went on to claim sixth place in the race.
Round 6, Catalunya (MotoGP): Jorge Lorenzo joins the elbow-down club.
Round 6, Catalunya (MotoGP): Yonny Hernandez gets his PBM run ART sideways. Pramac stand-in Michele Pirro follows.
Round 6, Catalunya (MotoGP): Alvaro Bautista falls on the opening lap of the race, narrowing avoiding a clash with Valentino Rossi for the second grand prix in succession.
Round 6, Catalunya (MotoGP): Satellite star Cal Crutchlow falls with the race leaders in sight.
Round 6, Catalunya (MotoGP): Jorge Lorenzo beats countryman Pedrosa and Marquez for home victory - offers trophy to Anna Vives, who designed his helmet.
Round 7, Assen (MotoGP): Despite breaking his collarbone in practice, then flying back to Spain for surgery, Jorge Lorenzo returns to Assen and finishes fifth in the race!
Round 7, Assen (MotoGP): Marc Marquez works his Repsol Honda out of the final chicane
Round 7, Assen (MotoGP): Valentino Rossi wins his first MotoGP race since 2010
Round 8, Germany (MotoGP): An action-packed event begins with all four Ducati riders hitting the deck during day one - starting with Andrea Dovizioso at the fearsome 'Waterfall' turn...
Round 8, Germany (MotoGP): After sliding off, Dovizioso's bike digs into the gravel and is launched into the air...
Round 8, Germany (MotoGP): Dovizioso's bike produces this striking image with team-mate Nicky Hayden in the background
Round 8, Germany (MotoGP): The moment Jorge Lorenzo's 2013 title hopes ended? The Yamaha star re-damaged his freshly broken collarbone in this practice highside, forcing further surgery and ruling him out of the race
Round 8, Germany (MotoGP): Fellow title contender Dani Pedrosa is also forced out of the race after damaging his collarbone in a separate practice incident.
Round 8, Germany (MotoGP): Hector Barbera drops his Avintia Blusens while following Stefan Bradl.
Round 8, Germany (MotoGP): Top CRT rider Aleix Espargaro (#41) fights with the factory stars early in the race.
Round 8, Germany (MotoGP): Marc Marquez inflicts maximum damage on his absent title opponents with victory at Sachsenring - but satellite star Cal Crutchlow was just 1.6s behind at the chequered flag.


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