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Biaggi and Hayden have optimistic feelings before the German GP

Biaggi and Hayden have optimistic feelings before the German GP

Biaggi and Hayden have optimistic feelings before the German GP

After the damp disappointment of Donington last weekend, Max Biaggi and team-mate Nicky Hayden head south east across Europe to the famous Sachsenring circuit in Germany, hoping to leave for their summer holidays after the race having added further championship points. Both riders have reason to be optimistic looking forward to the tenth Grand Prix of the season at the German circuit that regularly attracts more than 200,000 spectators over the course of the race weekend. Biaggi had a dream few days at the circuit last year taking pole position and winning the race. He added this premier class victory to a win in 2001 and runner-up places in 1998 and 2002. `After the disaster at Donington I come to the Sachsenring determined to have a good result and good performance for my fans, for my team and for myself. I left the UK in the rain sad for my performance´. `The Sachsenring race will be a further proof of our competitiveness. I look forward to riding on the German track where in the last few years we have made some beautiful races. I remember well last year when we make the pole position and we win the race. It was for me the perfect weekend and sadly one that has not happened since last year. For me it is so frustrating knowing that I have the ability to be regularly on the front row and be regularly on the podium but at the moment it is just not happening. Lets hope that the race this weekend will see a change in fortune´. Hayden, in his short MotoGP career, has had a relatively good time at the 3.67km track as well, finishing on the podium last year and fifth in his debut ride. The american is aiming to show again his skills like in Laguna Seca, where the Repsol Honda rider clinched the win. `I have gone pretty well at Sachsenring in the past. I wouldn't say it's the most fun track but we've had some pretty good results there. The first year, I started 15th and finished fifth and last year got a podium. Some of the big left handers really remind me of some of the dirt tracks back home, and I really like the down hill section towards the end of the track when it really falls away. It's really fast and quite exciting. As always when we have a bad race day I just want to get straight back on the back and I'm glad that we haven't got any break before the next race´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Nicky Hayden

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