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MotoGP 2014: Thrills, spills and celebrations - Pt. 1

A selection of memorable moments captured on camera during the 2014 MotoGP season.
Here are a selection of memorable moments - thrills, spills and celebrations - captured on camera during the 2014 MotoGP season, plus a few from the Moto2, Moto3 and Red Bull Rookies classes.

Part one features the first eight rounds of the year, in chronological order, with the second half of the season to follow. All of's MotoGP images are supplied by Gold and Goose Photography...

Round 1, Qatar MotoGP: Bradley Smith starts the new season with a bang in practice.

Round 1, Qatar MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow hard on the power during his Ducati grand prix debut.

Round 1, Qatar MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista gets sideways behind early race leader Stefan Bradl.

Round 1, Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi takes the fight to reigning champion Marc Marquez, losing by just 0.259s.

Round 2, Austin MotoGP: An emotional Colin Edwards announces he will retire at the end of the season.

Round 2, Austin MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow pushes his Ducati back to the pits after a technical problem. He suffered a tyre problem and then broken hand in the race.

Round 2, Austin MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo makes a massive jump start, continuing a disastrous start to the year.

Round 2, Austin MotoGP: Marc Marquez dominates the race.

Round 2, Austin MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso holds off Stefan Bradl for Ducati's first podium since 2012.

Round 3, Argentina MotoGP: Marc Marquez slides his way around MotoGP's first official laps at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit.

Round 3, Argentina Moto3: Niklas Ajo saves a front end slide, just ahead of team-mate Danny kent.

Round 3, Argentina MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo gets his season back on track with a close third place.

Round 3, Argentina MotoGP: Marc Marquez makes it three-in-a-row, winning by 1.8s from team-mate Dani Pedrosa.

Round 4, Spanish MotoGP: With the Open class Honda lacking power, rookie Scott Redding made up as much time as possible on the brakes.

Round 4, Spanish MotoGP: Danilo Petrucci's ART engine has enough.

Round 4, Spanish MotoGP: Valentino Rossi was impressed with the Yamaha's acceleration throughout the year.

Round 4, Spanish MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa slides his Repsol Honda.

Round 4, Spanish MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista prepares to race in front of his home fans.

Round 4, Spanish MotoGP: Honda, Yamaha and Ducati battle at the front in the early race laps.

Round 4, Spanish MotoGP: Marc Marquez waves a leg during the last lap, on his way to win number four.

Round 4, Spanish MotoGP: Valentino Rossi celebrates second place.

Round 5, French MotoGP: Rookie Pol Espargaro celebrates his first front row start with brother and Open class leader Aleix Espargaro.

Round 5, French MotoGP: Marc Marquez's ability to find grip on the kerbs is one of his key attributes.

Round 5, French Moto2: Mattia Pasini makes his feelings known to Ricky Cardus after they clash in the race.

Round 5, French MotoGP: Nicky Hayden falls on the opening lap after contact from Andrea Iannone.

Round 5, French MotoGP: Marc Marquez raises his unbeaten run to five.

Round 5, French MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista claims his only podium of the season, then takes aim at Marquez on the podium.

Round 6, Italian MotoGP: Perfect power slide from Dani Pedrosa.

Round 6, Italian MotoGP: Home hero Valentino Rossi was disappointed to qualify just tenth on the grid.

Round 6, Italian Moto2: Johann Zarco saves this huge moment.

Round 6, Italian Moto2: Thomas Luthi isn't so lucky and falls behind Takaaki Nakagami

Round 6, Italian Moto3: Scott Deroue's Kalex KTM slips away in the race

Round 6, Italian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo is a victory contender for the first time in 2014, fighting Marc Marquez to the chequered flag.

Round 6, Italian MotoGP: Marc Marquez and Repsol Honda continue their unstoppable run.

Round 6, Italian MotoGP: A delighted Valentino Rossi celebrates his first Mugello podium since 2009.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Marc Marquez jokes with good friend Esteve Rabat, the Moto2 title leader.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Scott Redding reaches a wall in practice.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Fellow rookie Pol Espargaro goes impossibly low.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Marc Marquez found the high Catalunya kerbs interfered with his elbow down style.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo at full lean.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Marc Marquez is beaten to pole for the first time in 2014, by team-mate Dani Pedrosa.

Round 7, Catalunya Moto2: Dominique Aegerter is hit by the bouncing bike of Jordi Torres...

Round 7, Catalunya Moto2: Aegerter amazingly stays on!

Round 7, Catalunya Moto2: Esteve Rabat does a burn out after victory in front of his home fans.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Front wheels in the air as one of the best races of the year gets underway.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Stefan Bradl has the best seat in the house as Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo put on an amazing battle for victory.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: Valentino Rossi searches for a way past Marc Marquez.

Round 7, Catalunya MotoGP: The race reaches its climax when Dani Pedrosa touches the rear wheel of leader Marc Marquez with just a few corners to go, confirming victory number seven for Marquez

Round 8, Dutch TT: Andrea Dovizioso forces the maximum from his Ducati in practice.

Round 8, Dutch TT: Bradley Smith hard on the gas out of the final chicane.

Round 8, Dutch TT: Open class star Aleix Espargaro takes his first pole positon.

Round 8, Dutch TT: Marc Marquez was the first to leap directly from one bike to another when swapping onto his spare machine during a race - as would be needed on a wet-dry race day at Assen.

Round 8, Dutch Rookies Cup: Aris Michail probably wished Red Bull would give him wings around about now.

Round 8, Dutch Moto3: World championship leader Jack Miller suffers a costly fall while leading on lap 2 of the race.

Round 8, Dutch Moto2: Sam Lowes refuses to let go of his Speed Up after falling while battling at the front.

Round 8, Dutch Moto2: Anthony West celebrates a shock victory, 11 years after his only other Grand Prix win, at the same circuit.

Round 8, Dutch TT: Broc Parkes falls on wet tyres on the way to the grid. It proved a blessing in disguise because his spare bike was fitted with slicks and he ran as high as sixth place in the race, on his way to a season-best 11th for the underdog PBM team.

Round 8, Dutch TT: Andrea Dovizioso takes the early lead as most riders start on wet tyres.

Round 8, Dutch TT: Even the unpredictable Assen weather can't stop Marquez making it a perfect eight wins - here he swims in celebration!

Round 8, Dutch TT: Fans get ready to greet Valentino Rossi on the slowdown lap. Winner the previous year, Rossi finished in fifth place.

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