Colin Edwards is hopeful that the three week break has allowed Monster Yamaha Tech 3 to solve the set-up problems that have affected them in recent races. Edwards and teammate Cal Crutchlow have struggled with a lack of grip since the German Grand Prix but the American is confident of an upturn in fortunes this weekend at Brno.

“Looking ahead to this weekend, I’ve had some decent results at Brno but nothing really great. I’ve never scored a top six there so I’ll be aiming to put that right on Sunday. We’ve struggled with set-up issues since Sachsenring and nothing has gone fantastic since then. But I’m confident we can make the bike better at Brno and a good result will set us up nicely for the last seven races, starting with another trip home to Indianapolis later this month, which I’m really excited about.”

Edwards battled his way to eighth place last time out at Laguna Seca and the American is eager to get back down to business after the summer break.

“I am really excited about going to Brno, even though it has never been a great track for me for some reason. But it is the start of the second half of the season and I can’t wait to get back on my Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine. I had some decent time off with the family and spent some days in the Boot Camp. All the guys from the Team came straight after Laguna Seca and we all had a great time, and it is clear that I’m not the only one fast on two wheels in our squad!”

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.