In this particular period Honda has to take advantage of every opportunity to try and get out of the crisis in which this season it has not even managed to get once on the podium. On paper, the Sachsenring is the place to get some satisfaction. In the German GP the RC213V has been unbeaten since 2010, a series of successes that began with Pedrosa (3 wins) and continued with Marquez (7 for him).
The problem is that Marc, as we know, is not in perfect shape yet, but that does not mean that he will not be able to go well on his favourite track. Or, at least, that's the hope.
“After the test day in Barcelona, the week between races went very well to recover – said Marquez – In this test we worked a lot and now we come to the Sachsenring where I have always enjoyed riding in the past. This year of course we arrive in a different position, but hopefully the layout should allow us to be more competitive from the physical side. Let’s see what the weekend brings.”
Pol Espargarò also needs to put together a good weekend, because his move to Honda has so far been lacking in satisfaction...
“We arrive here in Germany after a good day of testing in Spain. It has been a hard few races so it is important to keep our focus and do what we can this weekend. The Honda has been strong here in the past and with what we found in the test I hope that we can make some steps forward. Everything in MotoGP is so close so even a small improvement will help a lot, especially on Saturdays. We now have two races before the summer break, we want to head into the break on a positive.”