Sete Gibernau to step up training regime

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Spaniard Sete Gibernau will step up an intensive training regime in a bid to regain the fitness levels needed to compete in MotoGP next season.

Gibernau, who will return to action for the first time since 2006 with the new Onde 2000 Ducati squad, admitted to being short of the fitness levels required when he tested in Valencia recently.

Gibernau retired in 2006 but decided to return when he was called up to test Ducati’s GP8 machine in the summer.

He said: “In Valencia I was sore all over. I am still in good shape but you can do whatever you want at home, but being bike fit is completely different. You use muscles you haven’t used for two years. I got tired quite tired but mentally I think I’m good.

“It is a huge challenge for me to comeback, but I want to prove to myself and maybe to other guys around my age that we can still do it at this level. It is a big challenge but it is also very interesting for me to see if I can push myself to the limit. But I’ll be working hard in training over the next few weeks that’s for sure.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt