Rins and Marquez arrive at Sachsenring optimistic and on-form
The German Grand Prix begins this Friday, at one of the shortest and slowest circuits on the calendar.
In Moto3, Alex Rins comes to Germany pleased after taking third at the Dutch TT. Sachsenring is a track well suited to his riding style, although last year he was adversely affected by the rain. Alex Marquez once again rides at a track for the first time, although he has accompanied his brother to German GPs on two occasions. Marquez has not dropped out of the top five at the last four races.
“The Sachsenring is a track that I really like. The first section is rather tricky, very narrow and very small. It is a little bit of a karting-style section, but then there is the part that is a bit more open, longer and faster. Maybe this is why I like this track so much, because it has a bit of everything and I adapt my driving well. Also, I remember that at the German Grand Prix last year we did OK during free practice and qualifying. The problem arose during the race, because of the rain. This year we come into the weekend after a third place, in addition to having achieved a podium at every race we’ve completed. So the goal is to fight for the top three.”
“I’ve been to the German Grand Prix a few times, in 2010 and 2011. From what I have seen, it is a track with a slow first part of linked corners, which will be tough for us to find the best line at the beginning. We’ll have to learn how to get on the guess on the corners. After the descent, you have the fast part of the track. We will try to work in the same way as at all the GPs so far, and keep improving. At the Mugello test we took a very important step forward, as we found several things that helped us a lot with understanding the bike and what I needed to go faster. That allowed us to keep up the pace with the lead group at Montmelo –although the end result wasn’t great– and adapt quickly at Assen. The goal for Germany is to carry on like this.”
Source: Repsol Media