Following a sensational Catalan GP and successful Catalan Test less than a fortnight ago, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli are looking forward to the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland weekend.
Quartararo arrives in Germany as the championship leader, with a 22-point advantage over his closest rival. Having shown a competitive pace in the previous double-header, he is feeling confident that he will be able to produce a strong result again this time round. El Diablo‘s third place last year at the Sachsenring was his first podium placement on German soil, and he feels determined to go bigger this year.
Morbidelli aims to confirm his findings from the Barcelona track at the Sachsenring this weekend. The technical and twisty Sachsenring makes a good practising ground to evaluate his feeling with the bike. Having stood on the top of the German rostrum in the Moto2 class in 2017, he will use his experience at this track to collect valuable championship points in the upcoming race.
The area of Chemnitz is known for its love of car and motorcycle racing. Originally, races in the area were held on closed public roads from the 1920s onward. The Sachsenring was built in 1996 for safety reasons. Two years later, the track hosted its first MotoGP event. The just 12m wide circuit has numerous tight corners (ten left, three right), making this circuit one of the slower tracks on the calendar, but there will still be plenty of action at the German GP.