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MotoGP riders reconvene in Czech Republic

MotoGP riders reconvene in Czech Republic

MotoGP riders reconvene in Czech Republic

The MotoGP World Championship paddock was reunited in the Czech Republic today after a four week summer break since the last round in Great Britain. The riders looked relaxed and refreshed as they prepared for the first of seven races in two months, which will bring the curtain down on what has already been a stellar 2004 season.

After nine close races, which have produced four different winners, the fast and flowing Brno circuit promises more of the same – with memories still fresh of the last year's race, when Valentino Rossi beat Sete Gibernau by just 0.042 seconds.

Rossi returned from his holidays in Ibiza and at home in London already focused on a repeat performance, aware that he will have to be on top form for the remainder of the season if he wants to retain the title of MotoGP World Champion, which he has held for the past three seasons.

Rossi was joined at the pre-event press conference on Thursday afternoon by Shinya Nakano, Colin Edwards, Max Biaggi and Troy Bayliss, who revealed what they had got up to over the summer break and looked forward to the weekend ahead.

To watch the press conference in full, click the video link at the top of the page.


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