Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp is keen to take on the TT Circuit Assen this weekend. Manuel Gonzalez is familiar with the legendary circuit, also known as ’The Cathedral‘ or ’The Cathedral of Speed‘, and he is looking forward to riding there again. However, the team continues to miss Kohta Nozane, who has been ruled out for this weekend‘s GP as he is still recovering from the back injury he sustained in Round 1.
Gonzalez‘ superb sixth place in Germany last Sunday has left him fully motivated to get another point-scoring result this weekend. He knows the TT Circuit Assen well thanks to a Moto2 Wild Card experience in 2021, which was also his Moto2 debut. Last year, he scored ninth place and was +7.589s from first in his Moto2 rookie season. With so many good memories from this track, the Spaniard is eager to get a good result here again this weekend in the final push before the MotoGP summer break.
Kohta Nozane had hoped to take part in this weekend‘s TT Assen, but medical experts recommended him to sit out this race weekend as well to assure that he will be able to make a stronger comeback after the summer break. The Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp equipe fully support the doctors‘ advice and can‘t wait to be reunited with the Japanese rider soon.
The TT Circuit Assen was especially built for the Dutch GP in 1955, but Assen has been part of the Motorcycle World Championship calendar every year since 1949 when the race was still held on public roads. The current Assen track measures 4.5km and remains a favourite amongst riders thanks to its rapid changes in directions coupled with a nice mixture of high-speed and low-speed corners (six left and twelve right). Especially the Geert Timmer chicane, just before the start-finish straight, makes for great entertainment right in front of the main grandstand.