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Dramatic End to French GP Weekend for Gonzalez

Dramatic End to French GP Weekend for Gonzalez

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp‘s Manuel Gonzalez was luckless in the Grand Prix de France. He got caught up in a multiple-rider incident that caused a red flag and a restart of the Moto2 race. The Spaniard was thankfully unhurt, but he was unable to join the restart.

The Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp crew were relieved to see Manuel Gonzalez walk away unscathed from a multi-rider incident on lap 3 of today‘s initial Moto2 race in Le Mans. The incident caused a restart which Gonzalez was unable to take part in, resulting in him being listed as ’Not Started‘ in the Grand Prix de France Moto2 Race classifications.

Gonzalez started well from P9 on the grid but was pushed a bit wide by Albert Arenas in the chicane. The number-18 rider still managed to make the best of the situation and slotted into tenth position. With Sam Lowes crashing out a few laps later, the Spaniard was soon back in ninth, but then disaster struck.

Arenas hit the deck in Turn 5 right in front of Manugasss, who had no possibility of avoiding a collision. The big impact had Gonzalez tumbling in the gravel trap together with two other riders. He was thankfully unhurt, but the incident had done too much damage to his bike, so taking part in the restart was impossible.

Today‘s unfortunate incident keeps Gonzalez‘ tally at 26 points, which puts him in 12th place in the championship standings. Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp now ranks 9th in the team championship, also with 26 points.

The team will be back in action in a little over three weeks‘ time, when they‘ll compete in Round 6, the Gran Premio d‘ Italia, held at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello.

Manuel Gonzalez

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp

"Such bad luck today! It was a good weekend overall: I was feeling good with the bike, and I was confident for the race. Unfortunately, I couldn‘t avoid the crash in front of me, and the accident was pretty scary, but we are all ok. Thanks for the support, the French fans are incredible! See you in Mugello."

Gelete Nieto

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp, Sports Director

"It‘s a pity to end a good weekend like this, but that‘s racing. On the one hand, we had bad luck, but on the other hand we were lucky because Manu is ok, and that‘s the most important thing. There‘s a three-week stop ahead of us now, and we‘ll be back in Mugello with more confidence and more motivation to do our best."