The Italian targets another win
Valentino Rossi has had five victories at the Sachsenring circuit in all classes, including success in the MotoGP race for the past two seasons with Yamaha.
After the national euphoria surrounding his World Cup-themed celebrations
following last year's win, the 28-year-old is hoping to provide more Italian cheer this weekend by scoring his country's 200th premier-class Grand Prix victory.
"After the fantastic race in Assen I'm really looking forward to Sachsenring", says Rossi. "Last year in Germany we qualified 11th and won, last week in Assen we did the same thing! Of course, I would much rather start from the front but anyway I'm feeling confident. The Yamaha works very well in Sachsenring and I've had a lot of good wins there in my career.”
"We know, however, that Casey will be strong again, like he is everywhere this year. With him performing at such a high level at every race, 21 points is not a small amount so we have to be at the maximum. We've got work to do still; we're not perfect yet, especially in the wet, but we're going in the right way and we'll keep pushing.
We still have half the season left! Sachsenring is quite a different track, very tight and twisty, but for the past two years our bike has worked very well there and we've been able to win."