One month on since the Sachsenring race, Andrea Dovizioso has arrived at Brno in the Czech Republic for the tenth round of the 2017 season.

Dovi took advantage of the summer break to enjoy a few days' holiday and keep in shape for the second half of the season, which gets underway with three particularly challenging races in the month of August.

Even though Dovizioso likes the layout of the Moravian circuit, the Italian has never had much luck at Brno and his best result was a second place in 2011, while in last year's edition, which was held on a damp track, he had to retire on lap 16.

“I spent a month relaxing during the summer and I'm now ready for the second half of the season, all excited about the next race in the Czech Republic,” Andrea said. “Brno is one of the most beautiful and difficult circuits on the world championship calendar, but it's always a fascinating place. In the last few years I haven't gone particularly well there, but I'll be making every effort to bring home a good result this weekend.”