Marc Márquez has won on his last eight visits to the German track: Once in 125cc, twice in Moto2 and five times in MotoGP, making him the most successful premier class rider at Sachsenring.
Since 2010, a Repsol Honda rider has always been the race winner at Sachsenring: Pedrosa in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and Márquez in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa took one-twos in 2014 and 2015.
The victory we scored at Assen was important because it was a race where it was incredibly easy to make a mistake but instead we were able to increase our advantage in the Championship. Now we go to a very different circuit where we’re normally very strong, but every year is different; you could object that I often repeat this idea, but it’s true! Weather could play an important role, as we’ve seen in the past: if it’s rainy or mixed, everything will change very quickly and you must be ready. So we’ll see; we’ll go there and try to find our level and be strong from the start of the weekend. Then on Sunday we’ll try and fight for the podium again.
I look forward to the race at Sachsenring, a track that I like. In the second part of the race at Assen, we managed to lap at a better pace than we did during the rest of the weekend, so we’ll try and build on that at Sachsenring. We also must improve our speed when we’re on new tyres in order to be faster in qualifying.