Having revived his season with back-to-back podiums in the last two MotoGP rounds, Chris Vermeulen is determined to maintain that momentum heading to Czech Republic and the Brno Autodromo circuit.

With question marks regarding his future with Rizla Suzuki hanging over his head just over a month ago, Vermeulen is now thought to have gone a long way to securing an extended contract for next season after scoring podiums in Germany and the USA.

Lifting him up to seventh in the standings and on the cusp of the battle for fourth in the championship, Vermeulen now turns his attentions to the latest round in Eastern Europe around a circuit he scored a top five finish last season.

"I have had a good break and am now ready to get back into the saddle and start riding again. We finished the first-half of the season with good rewards from our efforts and I am sure we can continue that momentum at Brno.

"I got a good result there last year after a hard battle with Loris, and the Suzuki GSV-R was on the podium as well with John on board, so it all looks good for a strong performance from the whole garage."

Beyond Vermeulen's impressive recent results, things are looking up for Rizla Suzuki ahead of the launch of the heavily revised Suzuki GSV-R. With improvements to the engine and chassis, the Aussie rider is excited about its prospects.

"We also have a test after the race when we have a new bike featuring chassis and engine developments, we have a lot of confidence and high hopes for the changes, and I'm looking forward to see how all our thoughts and ideas will translate on the track, but the main thing is the race and I am fully focused on keeping my podium run going!"

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