I spent the weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca watching the fastest riders in the world tackling the Corkscrew, annoying cops, getting sunburned and pestering racers. Here's a mega-gallery of MotoGP action.

Photo credit: Grant Ray

Jorge Lorenzo just before the race, he finished third despite pre-race shoulder injuries.

The Kentucky Kid, Nicky Hayden, after finishing a disappointing fifth.

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Racers tackling the Corkscrew during qualifying.

Loris Capirossi shrugs it off.

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Dani Pedrosa entering the Corkscrew.

Nicky Hayden's bike catches a ride back to the pits after a crash in Saturday practice.

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Yamaha M1 rearview camera.

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Jaywalking on a crosswalk. Only in California.

Stoner in the Corkscrew.

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Rossi's bike just before qualifying.

Lorenzo's garage.

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Entering the Corkscrew.

Bad to the bone on Honda's new Fury.

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Lorenzo flat out on the main straight.

Randy Mamola picking up chicks.

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Colin Edwards talking to fans.

Valentino Rossi in action.

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Gressini Honda.

Lorenzo and Toseland sign autographs.