German GP: Interwetten Honda preview

The first half of the season 2010 is almost over for the MotoGP world championship and both of the smaller classes will start their well earned summer break soon, only the premier class will have to do another stop in the USA. The summer closing...

The first half of the season 2010 is almost over for the MotoGP world championship and both of the smaller classes will start their well earned summer break soon, only the premier class will have to do another stop in the USA. The summer closing will be at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany. The tradition of the Sachsenring circuit starts back in 1927 when the first ever motorcycle race took place on the old course. Until now the fans arrive from all parts of Germany and from all over the world to experience the unique atmosphere on the 3.7 km long track.

As the Interwetten Honda MotoGP pilot Hiroshi Aoyama still recovers from his crash at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, the San Marines Alex de Angelis will jump in as replacement rider and will ride the Honda RC212V 2010 version for the first time at the Sachsenring circuit this weekend. De Angelis already gained some experience with the MotoGP Honda last year and is happy that he will come back to the premier class after such a long time.

Alex de Angelis:

"This is a very good chance for me to continue in the MotoGP as replacement for Hiroshi Aoyama. I am very very happy that I am back on the MotoGP bike. Lyear at the Sachsenring circuit my result was not bad, I finished fifth. I hope I will be able to adapt to this new position very fast and give the team the best result for the coming race, as the Sachsenring GP is partly a home race for the team. I am looking forward to it for sure."

Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:

"Alex didn't test the MotoGP bike of this year yet, it will be a leap in the dark for him. He didn't ride a MotoGP bike for quite a while, but I hope he can tie up with the results he had last year."

The race weekend of the Motorcycle Grand Prix Germany 2010 will start with the first free practice of the 125cc class on Friday, 16th of July and will end with the MotoGP race on Sunday, 18th of July.

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex de Angelis , Hiroshi Aoyama