When the MotoGP returns to the circuit this weekend after a month-long break, Honda's Max Biaggi and Makoto Tamada hope to start the second half of the season with a blast.

When the MotoGP returns to the circuit this weekend after a month-long break, Honda's Max Biaggi and Makoto Tamada hope to start the second half of the season with a blast.

Seven races remain, with this weekend's Czech Grand Prix being first in line. And despite technical problems at the last race at Donington Park in July, old favourite Biaggi is confident that he will return to form at Brno on Sunday. Admitting that his British performance still haunts him, Biaggi hopes to put that aside as MotoGP takes to one of his favourite circuits.

"My thoughts have tracked back to the race, I admit it, just because what happened in Britain is still getting to me. This season has already proved however that nothing is decided until the end.

"I'm delighted that we kick off again with Brno, because it is a track that I like, but I will approach it as I do any other. In the end, every track is great when you feel at one with your bike. So it's good to go to Brno."

Team mate Tamada said: "The Brno track is one of my favourites; the design and the track's rhythm are very special. I really think I can go well there. During the summer break the tyre development will have moved on, and with the right choice to suit the climate in the Czech Republic we can feature prominently in this race."

Team principal for Camel Honda Sito Pons said the summer break has allowed all the teams a well-deserved break, and will allow them to go into the next phase with added energy and enthusiasm.

"Brno is a track where Max has always got top results and which also works well for Makoto, who loves the fast circuits. I'm sure that after Donington, where a technical problem prevented us from showing our true potential, we can find our way back to victory.

"Our team has everything it takes to take the title challenge to the very end."