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Gibernau celebrates his 150th Grand Prix

Gibernau celebrates his 150th Grand Prix

Gibernau celebrates his 150th Grand Prix

Movistar Honda's Sete Gibernau is scheduled to make his 150th Grand Prix appearance this weekend at the Gauloises TT Assen. The Spaniard had a special dinner with his team on Thursday evening to celebrate the achievement, which will make him the fourth most experienced rider in the MotoGP class after Alex Barros, Carlos Checa and his former team-mate Kenny Roberts Jr.

Gibernau hopes to reach the milestone in style, as he is still chasing his first win of the season after the first six rounds.

"I would like to have tested on the day after the Catalunya GP in order to compare a couple of things, but the rain ruined the test and we will have to do it on Thursday morning in the first free practice session," said Gibernau. "At Catalunya we were back at an optimum level and that is where I want to be at Assen."

"Last year I collided with Valentino just a few metres from the end but I'm not going there with intentions of revenge against anybody – just concentrating as much as possible on the job. It will be important to get there and start lapping on race tyres to be well prepared for the Grand Prix. Assen is a very technical circuit and you need a perfect set-up to be competitive. I hope the weather allows us to work and find a good setting whether it is for the wet or the dry."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, GAULOISES TT ASSEN

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