I’m looking forward to jumping on my bike at Brno which is one of my favourite tracks.
Marc Márquez -the World Championship leader with 129 points- and Dani Pedrosa -fifth with 103- completed two days of private testing at the Czech track a fortnight ago.
Márquez has two victories at Brno (one in Moto2 in 2012 and one in MotoGP in 2013) and three pole positions (two in MotoGP in 2014 and 2016, and one in Moto2 in 2011).
Dani Pedrosa has four wins in the Czech Republic in three classes: MotoGP (2012 and 2014), 250cc (2005) and 125cc (2003).
I enjoyed having time to rest and go to the sea with some friends, but I also used this long summer break to train for the second part of the Championship. Such a close season is exciting but also very demanding, meaning that you have to always keep your concentration high and try to constantly be at the best level possible, adapting to every situation. So it was good to go testing at Brno during the summer break because it allowed us to work on the bike and stay focused on the job. Brno is a nice track but one of the most demanding, with many changes of direction and uphill and downhill sections. We’ll try to make the best of the work we’ve done during the test and to prepare to fight for the podium on Sunday.
We’ve had four weeks without racing but not entirely without action as we had a positive test in Brno in mid-July which was very useful for working on the setup of our bike. The weather was good and we could fully exploit both days. I’ve been training in anticipation for second half of the season but I also had time for some holidays, which was good to disconnect a bit and recharge the batteries. Now I’m looking forward to jumping on my bike again at Brno which is one of my favourite tracks on the calendar. I have some very good memories there and together with my team I’ll do my utmost to get another good result next Sunday.