Rossi must be happy he doesn't have Stoner to worry about, but the fight continues
DESPITE a disappointing Donington race, Valentino Rossi still leads the MotoGP World Championship by 25 points over team mate Jorge Lorenzo.
Rossi's returned from his break relaxed and ready to take up the fight again at Brno.
Rossi said: "The summer 'holiday' wasn't as long as usual but anyway I've had the chance to recharge the batteries in the break and I'm feeling rested and relaxed.
"Last time out wasn't ideal but in the end it was a positive day for us and we now have a one-race buffer at the top of the championship. Despite this breathing space we can't afford to relax for a minute because our rivals are very strong and I expect everyone to be at their best in Brno.
"It's a great track for me and I took my first ever win there; I'm hoping for another good result this time."
It's the 40th time the GP circus has been to Brno. The first race was in 1965 where the circuit was 14km long and made up of local roads.
Brno sees an important new rule come into existence, with all riders now restricted to just five engines for the final seven races of the season with a 10-point deduction for any rider who goes over his quota.
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