The second part of the season begins at Brno in the Czech Republic, one of the most technical and spectacular circuits in the world. The Winston Ten Kate Honda Team arrives after three positive days of testing at the German Eurospeedway circuit in Lausitz, where James Toseland and Karl Muggeridge made their final preparations for the Czech round. Good progress was made in all areas, including the electronics package, with both riders convinced that they have at their disposal bikes ready to allow them to aim for the top positions on offer. It will be an important race, most of all for Toseland, determined to score as highly in the top three as possible in the overall championship battle, while his team-mate is also aiming high, ready to turn around a not so lucky first half of the season.
Ronald Ten Kate - Team Manager;
"The three days of testing in Germany have been really important. It wasn't only an important test to keep us well practiced, but it has allowed us to develop the electronic parts on the bike a bit more. The step forward we made gives us positive thoughts for the second half of the season. I am also very satisfied because I have seen James and Karl very focused, most of all Karl who has helped us a lot working on the electronic parts. I am sure that both riders are ready for the weekend and they will be in top positions in both Brno races."
James Toseland - Winston Ten Kate Honda Rider;
"At the Lausitzring I found the answers I was looking for and I was fast on both race and qualifying tyres. Physically I feel good, focused and well motivated for the coming weekend. With the bike that we are developing now I feel, day-by-day, any goal can be reached. In Brno there will be lots of riders who want to win: but none of them more than me."
Karl Muggeridge - Winston Ten Kate Honda Rider;
"In Germany I wasn't looking for a fast lap, what was most important for me was to develop the new electronic parts and I believe we have done a good job of that. In the previous days I was bitten by an insect which made me feel a bit sick for a few days. Now I have begun to feel much better and for the Brno race I will be at my best, ready to use the potential of our bike in the best way possible."