Alvaro Bautista motivated for Sachsenring race

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The German Grand Prix, scheduled for this weekend at the Sachsenring circuit, marks the halfway point of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship: the German round, which is held on the shortest track on the calendar – just 3671 meters in length – is in fact the ninth of the 18 planned this season.

The Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini, fresh from the two positive results by Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding in the exciting Assen ‘flag-to-flag’, aims to collect another good result in a traditionally lucky event. Last year Bautista has started with a fifth place finish in Germany a streak that has seen him placed in the top five in 8 of the following 10 races.

A very typical circuit combining a very slow and twisty start with a spectacularly fast second section, the Sachsenring has 10 left-hand turns and only 3 on the right. During his career, Alvaro Bautista scored there three podium finishes: a second place in the 125cc class in 2006 and two third places in the 250cc class in 2008 and 2009.

“The Sachsenring is a slow track with some very twisty parts: given that recently we have been struggling to find a good compromise to be strong on the fast corners, we are confident that we can achieve a good feeling with the bike on this kind of track.. We’re coming from the Assen flag-to-flag race, where it was very easy to make mistakes, but nevertheless we managed to collect a good placement; in addition, last year in Germany we had a really good race, therefore we look forward to this Grand Prix with a great motivation. The Thursday before the race weekend some riders will test some changes to Turn 11 in order to increase the safety; it will be interesting to see if these changes will actually be adopted for the future, although this year we will run with the same layout as last year”.

Source: Gresini Racing

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