In the final race before the MotoGP circus packs up for its summer break, championship hopeful Sete Gibernau wants his luck to change and to earn some points on Sunday.

In the final race before the MotoGP circus packs up for its summer break, championship hopeful Sete Gibernau wants his luck to change and to earn some points on Sunday.

After falling out of the last two races in Brazil and Germany, Gibernau faces the British Grand Prix determined to score a good result.

The Donington track, with its contradicting nature, besides presenting challenge to the riders, also tests teams technicians and engineers. The first part of the track is fast while the second part is twisty and the motorcycles require a compromising setup for all conditions.

His last two races ended disappointingly and Gibernau looks forward to a return to form at the challenging Donington Park circuit.

“In Germany we had another good weekend until the final part. I want to try and take it calmly, analyse exactly what happened, remembering that there is still a lot of the championship left. I hope that my bad luck will come to an end at Donington.”

Gibernau headed the driver’s championship for some time earlier this year, but his last fall moved him into third place behind Valentino Rossi and last week’s winner, Max Biaggi.

Gibernau admitted to liking the Donington Park circuit for several reasons.

“I like this track because it is very demanding,” Gibernau said about the British circuit. There are a lot of slopes, strong braking, a slow part, a faster one and continuous ups and downs.

“Donington is famous for being a slippery track. Michelin will have its work cut out trying to solve the problems of a track that is among the slowest and most slippery in the championship.

Gibernau’s American team mate, Colin Edwards, is determined to score a good result at a circuit he too enjoys racing at.

“I have nice memories of Donington. I know this track well as I won some SBK (superbike) races here. I like the track and it has the charm of a historic circuit. I cannot underestimate the fact that everyone here speaks English, so I can talk to anyone, and this makes it almost feel like a home race for me.

“It is important to be quick and aggressive in certain areas and smooth in others,” said Edwards in pointing out the qualities of a perfect lap. “It is a good mix between violent braking and clean riding.

“This probably is one of the most challenging events for me,” the Honda rider added. Edwards echoed his team mate by saying its atmosphere made it one of the best places to race in the competition.