Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp are impatient to start the Gran Premio MotoGP de España race weekend. They are more than fully motivated to get strong results. It will be a meaningful event because it‘s Manuel Gonzalez and the team‘s Title Sponsor Correos‘ home race. Moreover, the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto carries the name of Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team‘s Sports Director Gelete Nieto‘s late father.
Last time out at COTA, Gonzalez turned a difficult weekend into a top-10 finish. The local hero is determined to do better this weekend in Jerez and fight at the very front of the pack. His 16th place in Jerez last year has made him hungry for even bigger point-scoring results on home soil, and he is fancying his chances this Sunday.
Soichiro Minamimoto will again be stepping in for the recovering Kohta Nozane, who sustained a back injury during the opening round. Minamimoto had a mountain to climb at the tricky Austin circuit last time out but showed his determination and ability to improve session by session. The Japanese talent is excited to try the Jerez track this weekend, which is a favourite amongst many riders.
The Circuito de Jerez was built in 1986 and has been one of the most popular MotoGP events of the season ever since. Blessed with good weather, beautiful scenery, fast corners, hard braking areas, and a natural amphitheatre, the 4.4km Jerez circuit offers spectators a great view of the thrilling racing action that takes place here.
This race weekend will be followed by an official day of testing on Tuesday, giving the team valuable extra track time.