Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp‘s Manuel Gonzalez gave his all in today's demanding Gran Premio d‘Italia Moto2 race. He rode from P11 on the grid to a hard-fought eighth place. Kasma Daniel concentrated on his riding style around the technically challenging Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. He ended today‘s contest in 22nd place.
Gonzalez had a good start and chose a strategic line through the first corners to emerge in seventh place as the group crossed the start-finish straight for the first time. He was in the group battling for fifth. With eight laps to go, Jake Dixon had broken away and pressure was mounting from charging riders who joined the group. The Spanish talent did manage to overtake Sergio Garcia, but he lost positions to Alonso Lopez and Celestino Vietti. Unable to stick with them, he ended in eighth place.
Daniel started the Italian GP without pressure: his only targets were to gain as much experience as possible on the 2023 Moto2 bike and bring it across the finish line. While the 19-lap race soon became a lonely ride for the Malaysian, he kept his focus and took the chequered flag in 22nd place.
Today‘s results mean Gonzalez now has 34 points and is climbing up to 10th place in the championship standings. Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 stays in 9th in the team championship, also with 34 points.
Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp will be back in action next week, when they start Round 7, the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, held at the Sachsenring.