Rossi elated following Assen victory

Valentino Rossi

MotoGP veteran Valentino Rossi is eager to continue his form at the Sachsenring on Sunday.

Rossi took advantage of Movistar Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales sliding out and retiring to ride to his 115th career MotoGP victory, a win that puts him right back into the title race.

The Doctor is now just seven points behind riders' championship leader Andrea Dovizioso, who finished fifth in Netherlands.

"I'm very happy because the race in Assen was incredible," the nine-time world champion told

"Returning to the top step and taking the victory was very important for me, because the emotions are always fantastic, and it was also important for the championship.

"Thinking about the next race in Sachsenring, I don't know what to expect. We've seen that from one track to the other everything can change, so we have to work in a good way to find the best solution for the upcoming track.

"I like the German GP, it's an unusual circuit that's different compared to Assen. It will be essential to be competitive there too. We will do our best."

Rossi's last MotoGP championship was in 2009, though he has finished runner-up for the last three seasons.