German GP: Repsol Honda preview

The Repsol team, out to conquer the podium in Germany The setting for this weekend" eighth round of the World Championship is the Sachsenring. The Repsol Honda Team goes to the race in Germany with the intention of finishing among the top three...

The Repsol team, out to conquer the podium in Germany

The setting for this weekend" eighth round of the World Championship is the Sachsenring. The Repsol Honda Team goes to the race in Germany with the intention of finishing among the top three and repeating what was seen in Mugello Italy last June, with the team" two riders, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso, on the podium. The two now want to repeat the acheivement in the German GP.

Fans of Dani Pedrosa still remember the race back in 2008 when the Spanish rider, leader of the classification at that moment, was alone at the front of the field in heavy rain. A fall meant that he did not win that GP and in fact it ruled him out of that season" title fight. And as he said on his blog last Monday the Repsol rider prefers to recall the positive sensations that he gets from this circuit.

"In general my memories of the Sachsenring are good, we know what it is like to win there in several categories, and we will be dying to regain those good sensations this year too". The German track is not one of Dani Pedrosa" favourites though, but he is confident that this weekend he can repeat the result he got in 2007, when he was the winner.

His teammate, Andrea Dovizioso, will also go to this race dying to finish on the podium, something that he still has not achieved in the top category of motorbike racing. The Italian Repsol Honda Team rider, third in the overall classification, has had a great season so far.

Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden and Ben Spies will all be battling to stop them though. And so the Sachsering will see a great fight for the victory this weekend. And the German GP may well see the return of Valentino Rossi, just a month and a half after breaking his leg in the Italian GP. The Yamaha rider is always a big threat even though he may not be in tip-top form.

-source: repsol

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Ben Spies , Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Casey Stoner , Dani Pedrosa
Teams Repsol Honda Team