On the back of two consecutive wins at Assen and Mugello, the Yamaha duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies head to Germany this weekend, with confidence blooming ahead of the trials of the Sachsenring circuit.
On the back of his commanding Mugello win, Lorenzo will head to Germany hoping that he can add another win to his record, having never won around the German circuit. A 2nd place in 2009 and 2010, on his way to the championship.
“I feel very good after our victory in Mugello; an amazing victory that we needed for our confidence. We’ll take more power from it for future races, especially for the next two in a row.” said Lorenzo.
“Now it's time for Germany; Sachsenring is a unique track which I’ve ridden since 2002 and still not won! I would like to do it, it’s an interesting challenge in front my German fans. He continued.
“The team and I are ready to again try to reduce the gap to Casey, our aim is the podium, but we will try to push for the win.” And closing the gap is just what the champion is doing, as he is just 19 points behind Casey Stoner in the championship.
On Ben Spies’ first visit to the circuit last year, he took to the track like a duck to water, but was denied in an action packed qualifying session and ended up in 13th. A hard fought race saw the Texan fight as high as 5th place, before finishing his maiden German Grand Prix in 8th place.
After claiming his maiden win in Assen and a strong result in Mugello, Spies is also brimming with confidence.
“I'm really looking forward to the next two races.” said Ben.
“I got on pretty well at Sachsenring last year; the end result didn't reflect how good we were. I think if qualifying had not been so incident filled we would have started closer to the front. We are in pretty good shape right now with the team, the bike is feeling really good, I'm feeling confident on it and the results are showing it. Of course afterwards we head to my home race in the US and I get to run the red and white colours again!” he finished.