Dani Pedrosa believes the nature and layout of Sachsenring will help his chances of a strong finish on the weekend.
The Honda rider finished eighth in his first MotoGP start for six weeks at the Italian Grand Prix, having been sidelined by a broken collarbone following a clash with Marco Simoncelli.
The Spaniard is by no means fully fit, but he remains confident of further progress at the Sachsenring, where he believes the number of left-hand corners will help compensate for his injuries.
"Contrary to Mugello, Germany is almost all left-hand corners and this must help me," Pedrosa explained.
"Mugello was good because after a long time without racing, I saw that I haven't lost the ability to go fast. I have to regain fitness and this week I have worked hard."
Pedrosa also admitted he was looking forward to racing again at the Sachsenring, a circuit he has run well at in the past – winning here in 2007 and more recently with a convincing victory in 2010.
"I've always had very good races at Sachsenring and it's good to get to a track where you know you can do well. Last year, we had a great race there and, hopefully, we can do a good job again during practices, hope nothing goes wrong and come out with a good chance for the race".
Despite his injury layoff Pedrosa currently lies seventh in the overall standings, five points behind Yamaha's Ben Spies.