After three weeks of no action after the Dutch Grand Prix, the MotoGP grid is set for yet another explosive conquest. The German Grans Prix at Sachsenring offers both Movistar Yamaha riders a chance to make up for their misfortunes but both riders will have to reach further than their expansion with the Sachsenring most favourable to Honda – their rival.
Valentino Rossi seems to be the one with a whole lot of catching up to do coming off his third DNFs of the season with the Championship barely half gone. The last non-Honda victor in 2009. Rossi sure is fast enough and very competitive but it just seems that everything isn’t yet in his favour
Jorge Lorenzo isn’t a different nor his own story is different from his Italian Team mate. Two unsatisfactory races in a row: a DNF at Catalunya and a rain soaked Dutch GP that forced the defending Champion to not battle it out with Marquez to maintain his leadvif the Championship. Eitheways, he is only 24 points adrift Marquez which is still better than Rossi who has over forty points gap from the Championship lead
Valentino Rossi: “I really want to get back on track. Over these last few days I‘ve rested at home, but now I want to leave for the race at Sachsenring. In Assen we worked well throughout the weekend and we were really fast, both in wet and dry conditions, but the race was not very lucky for us. At the Sachsenring circuit we will have to work well as we have been doing during all weekends this season. We are fast and I‘m comfortable with the YZR-M1 and with the Michelin tyres. I like this track and Sunday I will do my best to make it a good race.”
Jorge Lorenzo: “We are facing the last round of the first part of the season and we are eager to have a great result before summer holiday. I didn‘t expect such a difficult race in Assen but ultimately we were able to get some valuable points for the championship. Now we are visiting Sachsenring, a circuit where I‘ve never won. It‘s always a challenging track for both me and the YZR-M1, but this year – with different electronics and tyres – you never know. Every race is a question mark so let‘s see if this time we can be more competitive in Germany!”