The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team had hoped for more on the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland GP qualifying day. Manuel Gonzalez promoted to the Q2 session without any trouble but struggled to have a good feeling in the hotter afternoon. Keminth Kubo gradually improved his feeling in FP3 and Q1. The teammates will start tomorrow‘s race from 18th and 28th respectively on the grid.
Gonzalez achieved his goal to secure a spot in the Q2 session. However, the hotter afternoon would prove to be a challenge. A 1‘24.643s set on his third lap had him hold 13th place. But as the track got hotter, so did the pace. The Spaniard was unable to find a time improvement and ended the session in 18th position.
Kubo used his second day of riding at the Sachsenring to regain confidence after his high-speed crash the day before. A productive FP3 session helped him get into a good headspace for the start of the Moto2 Q1. While he stayed in the 1‘26s-laps on his first run, he saved the best for last. He improved to a 1‘25.490s in his eighth and final lap to finish the session in 14th place. He will start tomorrow‘s race from P28.