The Ducati Team faces the German GP at the Sachsenring

11 Jul 2018
Dovizioso and Lorenzo battle it out on one of the slowest circuits of the world championship.

The MotoGP World Championship is approaching its mid-season and the Ducati Team riders have arrived in Germany after the race in Assen that saw Dovizioso finish fourth and Lorenzo seventh.

The Dutch race was one of the hardest fought of all time, and notwithstanding the final result the Ducati riders were vying for the lead positions until the last lap. The Desmosedici GP has proven to be even more competitive on a track that in the past has given more than a few problems, and the expectations of a repeat in Germany are legitimate. 

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.

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.

Here below you can find the track info and the racing weekend schedule:

German GP
Sachsenring Circuit (German GP)
13 July - 15 July 2018 Sachsenring Circuit
General info

The Sachsenring is a circuit with a great motorsport tradition, because racing on roads near the town of Chemnitz began in 1920 and continued there until 1990. In 1996 it was decided to build the new Sachsenring circuit about ten km away from the German town, and its first German GP took place there in 1998. Since then the circuit has undergone a series of improvements, including a radical change in the track layout in 2001. Its numerous tight curves make it one of the slowest circuits on the calendar, but these characteristics ensure that races at the Sachsenring are always exciting and hard-fought.

Circuit data
  • Length 3.671 Km
  • Turns 13
  • Fastest Lap 1'21''442
  • Laps number 30
  • Avarage speed 162.2
  • 13 July
    • Free practice 1 UTC
    • Free practice 2 UTC
  • 14 July
    • Free practice 3 UTC
    • Free practice 4 UTC
    • Qualify 1 UTC
    • Qualify 2 UTC
  • 15 July
    • Race UTC
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