Having had the summer break to enjoy his debut MotoGP victory at Donington Park, Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso returns to action in a 'very positive mood' this weekend at Brno.
The 23-year-old triumphed in slippery conditions during the British Grand Prix and the 2004 125cc world champion's next target is to repeat the achievement in the dry.
“I'm sure that me and the team arrive in Brno in a very positive mood thanks to the victory in the last race at Donington Park,” he said. “I'm very motivated and I'm really looking forward to the race, and also to the test session on Monday because that should be valuable for us.
“I spent the two weeks of the summer break at the seaside not far from where I live and I had the possibility to relax, spend some time with my friends and also do some training ready for this weekend because Brno is a difficult and physical track. It's a very fast circuit and I'm confident that our package can work well - in particular that we can make good use of the power of our engine.
“There are also many long turns that are quite demanding and you definitely need to quickly adjust your riding style to the characteristics of the track. I like the nature of this circuit, and the atmosphere created by the crowds of spectators on the hillsides is very special.”
Dovizioso starts round eleven sixth in the championship, but just nine points behind Colin Edwards of Monster Yamaha Tech 3.