Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp is full of motivation ahead of this weekend‘s Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini. Riders Manuel Gonzalez and Kohta Nozane are excited to ride at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, a circuit that they both know and love.
Gonzalez is no stranger to the San Marino venue. He secured a third and a second place in the WorldSSP300 championship in 2018 and 2019 respectively and came close to a podium in both Emilia-Romagna WorldSSP races in 2021. He would like to add further success stories this weekend. He currently holds 11th place in the standings and is aiming to make strides. If his speed at the Catalan GP last week is any indication, he is ready to battle for a top-5 result again.
Nozane is also familiar with the Misano track thanks to his experience in the WorldSBK paddock. With the step he made on the Sunday at the Montmeló track, he has gained good confidence and is feeling better equipped to battle with the fierce competition this weekend.
The Misano circuit, constructed in 1972, was a regular scene for Italian Grands Prix throughout the 80s and early 90s. The 4.2 km track is ridden clockwise since a radical renovation was done to meet MotoGP‘s safety regulations in 2007 that put the circuit back on the MotoGP calendar. The upgrade also included a chicane, resulting in the current lay-out of six left and ten right corners, and giving the track increased race excitement.