Sachsenring will host the seventh round of the MotoGP season this weekend, the second of three back-to-back rounds.
Marc Márquez has an excellent history with the track, since it is where he has achieved the most victories in his entire career, with eight. The Repsol Honda Team rider arrives in Germany with the aim of achieving a good result after his inconsistent start to the season.
Joan Mir underwent an MRI at Dr. Cuesta’s Center d’Imatge Diagnòstica after the crash he suffered last Friday at Mugello. The scan revealed significant bruising on his right hand with synovial fluid and inflammation present, limiting hand strength and mobility. With this in mind, Mir will not participate in the German Grand Prix. He will travel to Palma to visit his trusted traumatologist, Dr. Juan Garcías, to evaluate the best treatment and recovery plan for the injury, with the aim of returning as soon as possible. The Repsol Honda team will contest the German Grand Prix with Márquez alone, as no replacement for Mir will be brought in.
“When you have a difficult weekend the best thing that can happen is to go racing straight away – and this is exactly what we get to do. We arrive in Sachsenring, a track I have always enjoyed a lot and had a lot of success at. Of course, I arrive wanting to do well, my focus and determination is at 100% like always. There will be many challengers this year and we need to work well from the start of the weekend to prepare for Saturday and Sunday and keep working with Honda to improve.”