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Talmacsi: I love Brno.

MotoGP rookie Gabor Talmacsi is hoping to claim his first top ten finish in this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, the nearest thing to a home race for the Hungarian.

“Every year, my fans gather in the C sector of the Brno track, so I can look for them easily, even during the race!” he said. “It is fabulous seeing our national flag and the banners flying in the air. This is always a special weekend for me - special pressure, but also special joy.”

Despite the support, Talmacsi has only claimed one podium from his nine previous Brno appearances in the 125 and 250cc classes.

“The Brno layout suits my riding style: I love this wide track where you can choose between several different lines. It is flowing, and not stop-and-go. I love it, in spite of the fact that it has never been too good to me in the last laps,” he insisted. “More than once I lost a great result just in the final kilometres."

Sunday's race will be Talmacsi's sixth in MotoGP, the former 125 world champion having made a surprise graduation to the premier-class after leaving the Aspar 250cc outfit.

Since joining Scot Honda, Talmacsi has finished all but one race, with a best result of twelfth last time out at Donington Park. 'Talma' now hopes fan support can help him finish at least two places higher on Sunday.

“This year, on a MotoGP bike, a totally different approach will be needed. I would love to finish inside the top ten. This would mean seven rivals behind me, which would be great,” he declared.

MotoGP will visit Hungary in 2010 at the new Balatonring circuit.

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