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Biaggi looks for Brno boost

Biaggi looks for Brno boost

Biaggi looks for Brno boost

Max Biaggi arrives at the Gauloises Grand Prix Ceske Republiky this weekend looking to banish the memory of his disappointing twelfth place finish at Donington Park last month with another victory at his talisman circuit. Biaggi has a better record at the current Brno track than any other rider, having taken seven victories and six poles there in the 250cc and MotoGP classes, and admits he would like nothing more than to score his second victory of the current season there this Sunday.

"I have rested over the last few weeks, I got in some sunshine and did some sport whilst holidaying with friends. My thoughts have tracked back to the race (at Donington), I admit it, just because what happened in Britain is still getting to me, how can that have happened?

"This season has already proved however that nothing is decided until the end, and it is with this spirit that I will take on the second part of the year. I'm delighted that we kick off again with Brno, because it is a track that I like without a doubt, but I will approach it as I do any other.

"In the end every track is great when you feel at one with your bike and every track can be a pitfall when you don't think it will be.

"So, it's good to go to Brno, but the job more importantly than ever is to work well with the team, with Honda and with Michelin to get ourselves into the best shape technically by Sunday so we can fight for victory."

Biaggi's Camel Honda Team Principal Sito Pons is also hopeful of a good result this weekend, not only for Biaggi but also for Makoto Tamada, who is hoping to reap the benefit of a whole new batch of Bridgestone tyres. "I think that this summer break has allowed everyone who works in the world championships, including riders and engineers, to enjoy a well-earned rest after a frankly intense and challenging period," says Pons, who runs a split garage, with Tamada on Bridgestone and Biaggi on Michelin rubber.

"It will allow us all to attack the second part of the season with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Brno is a track where Max has always got top results and which also works well for Makoto, who loves the fast circuits.

"I'm sure that after Donington, where a technical problem prevented us from showing our true potential, we can find our way back to victory, as we did in Brazil and Germany beforehand. Our team has everything it takes to take the title challenge to the very end."


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