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: