Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies of Yamaha Factory Racing are hoping this weekend’s MotoGP at Germany’s Sachsenring will be a complete turnaround from the disastrous sequence of events which took place at Assen last Saturday.
Lorenzo will be hoping to get his Championship lead back on track after his points edge over rival Casey Stoner was shattered when he was taken out of the Assen race on the first corner, spraining his ankle in the process. Though Lorenzo is yet to achieve a win at the Sachsenring track, he has finished second there for the past three years. Needless to say, he’s determined to come back with a vengeance;
‘Assen was a disaster for us. We’d worked very hard to build up the Championship lead which unfortunately was lost on the first corner. Anyway, now we start again at the same points as Casey. I haven’t won a race at Sachsenring but have had good battles there and always finished on the podium. That’s our goal this weekend and if possible to fight for the victory.’
Lorenzo’s fellow rider, Ben Spies is also hoping that this weekend will draw a line under the tyre troubles which have plagued him so far. On his first visit to Sachsenring in 2010 he managed a respectable eighth place and last year, he made a fifth, so he is certain to be hoping for more again this year!