Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team‘s Manuel Gonzalez proved his qualifying potential at the TT Circuit Assen today. Taking part in the Moto2 Q1 session, he promoted to Q2 and will start tomorrow‘s TT Assen race from P15. Keminth Kubo also pushed to the fullest in today‘s Moto2 Q1 session. The Thai rider finished in 28th place in the overall qualifying results.
Gonzalez showed fierce pace in the Q1 session, setting a 1‘37.275s on his final lap for third place. It promoted him to Q2, where the Spaniard dug deep once again. He set nine laps on top of the eight he completed in Q1. Though his 1‘37.365s best time, set on lap nine, wasn‘t as fast as his Q1 time, it did earn him 15th place on tomorrow‘s grid.
Kubo had spent the second day of the Dutch GP getting used to the dry track conditions and studying the lines. He had to take part in Q1 and was pushing. He clocked a 1‘38.861s on lap 4/9, which was almost a second faster than his FP3 time. He ended the session in 14th place and will start tomorrow‘s race from P28.