MotoGP 2024
Round 9

Repsol Honda Team rally for German GP

de Sachsenring

After the sprint from the Netherlands to Germany, Joan Mir and Luca Marini will be back in the saddle of the Honda RC213V for round nine.

Repsol Honda Team rally for German GP

A quick dash of some 650 kilometres is all that separated the Dutch TT and the German GP weekends, the Repsol Honda Team arrive in Germany to immediately start preparing for the next race – the German GP. Sachsenring’s 3.67 kilometres are some of the most unique on the calendar, its tight and technical layout providing a very specific challenge for the MotoGP grid.

Joan Mir once again showed his speed in Assen, comfortably running as the top Honda rider during the race before an unfortunate fall. Focusing on improving his consistency and delivering on the undeniable potential he has will be the 2020 MotoGP World Champion’s main objective.

The weekend in Sachsenring will give Luca Marini another type of circuit to test the Honda RC213V. Fortunes are poised to be turned for the Italian who endured a potential-limiting weekend last time out. Sachsenring is a circuit which holds fond memories for Marini, scoring his first World Championship podium there in 2018 while in the Moto2 class.

Location: Sachsenring

Car and bike races have been held on closed public roads in the area around the town of Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s and were still taking place until as recently as 1990. It was decided, however, that the five mile course through such a densely populated area was no longer suitable and a new circuit was built five miles west of Chemnitz in 1996. Although mainly used as a driver training centre and road transport safety station, Sachsenring first hosted MotoGP in 1998 and many improvements have taken place since then, including a drastic layout enhancement in 2001. Numerous tight corners make it one of the slower tracks on the calendar but there is never any shortage of close racing action.

Joan Mir
Joan Mir 36
Repsol Honda Team
No time to rest! Straight back to it as we now arrive in Germany. Sachsenring is a very different track to Assen, so let’s see what can happen there. I think the plan for the weekend will be similar to that of Assen, making the most of our package and confirming a few things before this second break. 

Luca Marini
Luca Marini 10
Repsol Honda Team
In Germany we need to find the luck that we lost last weekend. I’m approaching the weekend the same as every other one – determined to work hard and make progress. In Assen we had a lot of potential, so my objective is to deliver on that and show the progress we have been making. 

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