Very Challenging German MotoGP: 2 Hours Long, Lots of Left Turns


Monster Energy Yamaha racer, Fabio Quartararo, said the German MotoGP would be one of the most challenging MotoGP series this season. The problem is the Sachsenring Circuit, which will be used is dominated by left corners. In addition, the track which is quite short also makes the race last longer, which is 30 laps with a time of almost 2 hours.

Quartararo now leads the MotoGP 2022 rider standings with a 22-point advantage over Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro. Quartararo wants to maintain that advantage by targeting a podium in the tenth series of the 2022 MotoGP which will be held at the Sachsenring Circuit, Germany (19/6/2022). Quartararo’s chance to get on the podium is very big because the ‘ruler’ of the Sachsenring, Marc Marquez, is absent to recover from his injury.

Fabio Quartararo Photo: AP/Joan Monfort

“(The results at) Mugello and Barcelona were very good. I had good pace in both races. Both this (Sachsenring) and (the) Assen are two tracks that I really like, so I am very motivated to try to do something big.” said El Diablo quoted from Motosan.

Although claiming to like the Sachsenring Circuit, Quartararo assesses that the 3.7 km long circuit will test the endurance and mentality of the riders. That’s because the corners are a lot to the left with a very large number of laps.

“It’s a very small track, but the race is one of the longest of the season. Here you go 30 laps and when you have done 15 laps you are already ruined. It is really a very long race.”

“You always turn left, the race seems to last two hours. I know it’s the same for everyone, but I can say that this race is very difficult from a mental point of view,” added the French rider.

For information, the Sachsenring Circuit has 10 turns to the left and only 3 turns to the right. The circuit is 12 meters wide, with the longest straight track 700 meters. Marc Marquez is the ruler of this circuit with 8 wins in the premier class. Marquez won successively at this circuit from 2013 to 2021.