Road racer Sete Gibernau retired from Grand Prix racing today with the Spaniard announcing his decision at a press conference in Spain.

"I am quitting from the highest level of competition," Gibernau said. "I am not enjoying my racing any more and I do not want to keep going just for the sake of money. It has been an incredible experience and has provided with me some unforgettable moments." The 33-year-old Gibernau has raced in the top class of World Championship road racing since 1997, winning nine GPs and finishing second in the championship twice. His best results came in 2003 and 2004 while riding a Gresini Honda.

This year Gibernau rode a factory Ducati but suffered three different injuries that ruined his season. He ended up missing four races and finishing 13th in the championship.

He has been replaced on the Marlboro Ducati team for 2007 by young Australian Casey Stoner.

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