Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo is more or less back to full fitness for this weekend's MotoGP clash in the Czech Republic after having a couple of weeks to rest the injuries he sustained at Laguna Seca.
The Spaniard is now in a two-horse race for the title with team-mate Valentino Rossi after Casey Stoner's withdrawal from the next three races and reckons he is fighting for the podium this weekend.
"I’m really excited about this race after what feels like a long time without one. It was good to have a bit of a break and I used the time to work on my fitness and to completely recover from the injuries I had after Laguna, in the gym and with my physiotherapist," said Lorenzo.
"The result is that I feel much better than I did in Germany and England and I’m excited to be getting back on the bike. I like Brno and I have had good results in the past there, including three wins. This time my aim is to fight hard and get back on the podium.”