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Gibernau looking forward to Jerez,

Sete Gibernau returns to the scene of one of his most emotional victories, and most bitter defeats, in this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.

Home star Gibernau won in front of over 100,000 fans in the wet 2004 event (pictured), then came within metres of a repeat in a thrilling 2005 showdown with Valentino Rossi - which ended in Gibernau spearing off-track after contact at the final turn, marking one of the most memorable moments of the four-stroke MotoGP era.

After two seasons in retirement, Gibernau returns to Jerez with the newly formed Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati team, with which he finished 13th at Qatar before crashing out of last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

“I'm excited about going back to Jerez - I've been looking forward to it ever since I decided to return to racing and we go there with optimism, energy and more experience,” said the Spaniard.

“Overall the last two races have formed a positive part of my comeback because we're getting more and more laps under our belts. The whole team is working really well and I'm sure we will be in a position to reap the fruit of it all very soon."

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April 30, 2009 1:57 PM

Go Sete!! a Top 5-6 would be a great result, lets hope he and the rest get a full weekend prior to the race (with no rain) as he needs it. Also hope the sessions are put back to an hour after jerez as that extra 45 mins will make alot of differance for the likes of Sete/Kalio/Canepa and anyone else adapting to the BS


April 30, 2009 4:34 PM

Good to see ya back Sete. Just a pity he is not on a very competitive bike. Would have been good to see a gibernau / rossi duel....just to show the kids on the track what it is like to fight for a in the good old days. ..but me thinks top 5 this weekend not going to happen. Lucky top 10 maybe.

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