Repsol youngsters eager to race in Germany

 In Alex Rins, Maverick Vinales, Moto3, News

The MotoGP World Championship has reached a gruelling stage of the 2012 season, with three races in as many weekends on the agenda for the riders. The next race on the agenda is the German Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend.

Maverick Viñales also has reason to be cheerful, having won a third consecutive race, his fourth overall this season, in the Netherlands last weekend. The Repsol rider showed his bravery and savvy to take glory on the final corner at Assen, and in doing so pulled five points clear of this weekend’s home rider, Sandro Cortese, in the overall standings. Miguel Oliveira already knows the track from last year, whilst Álex Rins will be expecting another strong performance despite this being his first visit to Sachsenring.

Miguel Oliveira “I can’t wait to get to Germany, because we have to continue developing and the work ahead of us really motivates me. I had the chance to ride at Sachsenring last season and I like the circuit. I know what it’s like and I think that it suits me, although of course this season’s bikes are very different to the 125cc machines. We shall see how it goes, but we will definitely be working hard to fight with the frontrunners again”.

Álex Rins “Germany is another place at which I have never ridden before, so obviously I am not too familiar with the circuit. From what I have gathered from videos of past races and from computer games is that the first section is slow, with tight corners, and then you have an incline for which you have to build up your speed. What we have to do is the same as at other new tracks for me, which is to try and adapt as soon as possible to the track, because it is important to find a good race pace right from Friday”.

Maverick Viñales “It’s a track that I really like, much more so than the past few circuits on the calendar. I took my third pole of the season there last year and I am happy to be back riding at Sachsenring. The layout suits my style and I am sure that we will go very well. A lot of technique is needed and you have to set up the chassis for the slow sections, whilst on the fast corners you have to close your eyes and get on the throttle. That is exactly what we will do”.

Source: Repsol Media Press Release

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