Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Move On to German GP Weekend2023-07-24 12:47
Following the intense Italian GP weekend, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli are looking forward to the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland this weekend.
Quartararo arrives in Germany holding eighth place in the championship standings. After a tough outing at the Mugello Circuit, he is keen to produce a strong result at the Sachsenring. El Diablo‘s superb win in 2022 (despite feeling under the weather at the time) and third place in 2021 on German soil underline that the Frenchman certainly knows his way around this narrow track.
Morbidelli‘s top-10 result at his home GP last weekend has moved him up to 12th place in the standings. He is determined to keep climbing up the rankings. 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 this weekend.
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 this weekend.
Those who can‘t wait for the German GP to begin, can already watch this week‘s MotoGP eSport Sachsenring Helmet Cam video HERE.
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It‘s another race week. We have travelled to Germany, and after that we head straight to The Netherlands. It‘s a good opportunity for our team because we have work to do. Sometimes back-to-back race weekends are tough, but in other times they‘re good, especially when you‘ve had a weekend like we had in Mugello. We would like to leave what happened last week in the past. The Sachsenring is quite a unique circuit. Its characteristics shouldn‘t be bad for our bikes, so we are expecting to get on an upward trajectory again this weekend.
Mugello was tough, but we‘ve learned from the mistakes. Last year I won at the Sachsenring, but the thing about this track is that it‘s quite narrow. That makes overtaking more difficult, so we need to do well on the Friday. We need to start as far towards the front of the grid as possible.
The Italian GP didn‘t go as we wanted, but we need to leave that behind us now. The best way forward is to keep a positive mindset and to keep working well together as a team. It‘s probably not going to be an easy weekend again, but we will keep grinding and digging and make sure we are heading in the right direction.
Source: Yamaha Motor Racing
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