Cal Crutchlow has predicted an improvement in the second half of the MotoGP season as he prepares to race on circuits familiar to him. Four of the eight remaining circuits were part of last season's World Superbike calendar and the Briton hopes he will be able to take advantage, starting at Brno this weekend.

“I am looking forward to the second half of the season as some of the tracks that are coming up I know and I’ve done well on before, including Brno. Almost all the circuits in the first half of the season were new for me and I always had to learn from zero. But that’s all part of the learning experience and I’m concentrating solely on getting a good result this weekend and putting the bad luck behind me. The last few races have been quite difficult, but I showed at the start of the season my potential with some strong performances, and that’s the form I need to rediscover, starting in Brno this weekend.”

After a three week break, Crutchlow is raring to go and hopes to perform well on a circuit which yielded success for him last year.

“The track is a good one for me and I’ve got good memories from last season when I got on the podium and also took pole position in World Superbikes. So it is a track I know I am fast on and I am looking forward to seeing how it feels on a MotoGP bike. I had a good summer break and stayed on in America for a holiday, but now I’m ready to get back working hard with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team and having a good final part of the season.”

The Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceské republiky weekend begins with Free Practice 1 at 09:10 on Friday morning. The Checkered Flag will have full coverage throughout the weekend.