The Ducati Team faces the German GP with Dovizioso leader of the world championship

The MotoGP championship has hit the mid-season mark with the two competitions in Holland and Germany, and for Andrea Dovizioso it is going to be a weekend of MotoGP at the top of the world standings. 

It seems that the win in Mugello was a turning point for the rider from Forlì and that the Desmosedici GP is responding perfectly to the demands of the Italian rider. This first part of the season showed us the great advances made by the Desmosedici GP, now competitive on every kind of track and in all conditions. The improvement in the motorcycle's performance is also due in part to Jorge Lorenzo, who, though still struggling to fully exploit the potential of the motorcycle, has contributed to its development.

The Sachsenring circuit is located in the former East Germany, near the town of Chemnitz. The track is one of the slowest on the calendar, with an extensive section consisting in a series of left curves followed by a right-hand corner that leads into the fast part. Curve 11 is therefore often the site of spectacular falls, as the tyres undergo significant thermal stress on the left side followed by sub-optimal conditions on the right side, creating sudden losses of grip. The track also requires a setup that is well balanced because much of the time on the track is spent throttling through corners. The circuit was recently re-asphalted, thereby increasing the unknowns for the MotoGP race, as the tyre behaviour will have to be tested on the new surface. 

As throughout the rest of the world, in Germany Dovizioso and Lorenzo will be able to count on the support of a large community of local Ducatistas who will be in the Ducati Grandstand situated in one of the most spectacular points of the German track. Fans won't want to miss the highly anticipated Desmo-party, which will be held at the Ducati dealership located at the racetrack. Late Saturday afternoon the festivities will commence with the visit of Lorenzo and Dovizioso to welcome all the Ducatistas, and then the party will continue in full German style with plenty of beer and sausages until late evening.

Week-end Timetable (Local time)

Friday 30
Time Session
09.50 - 10.45 FP1
14.00 - 14.55 FP2
Saturday 1
Time Session
09.55 - 10.40 FP3
13.30 - 14.00 FP4
14.10 - 14.25 Q1
14.35 - 14.50 Q2
Sunday 2
Time Session
09.40 - 10.00 WarmUp
14.00 Race

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