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The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Prepare for Important Spanish GP

The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Prepare for Important Spanish GP

After their best GP weekend of the 2022 Moto2 World Championship in Portugal, the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team have travelled to Jerez, Spain, for Round 6.

A double score last weekend at the Portuguese GP has the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team start the Gran Premio de España with even more motivation. It will be a meaningful event because not only is it Manuel Gonzalez‘s home race, but also because the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto carries the name of Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team‘s Sports Director Gelete Nieto‘s late father.

Last time out in Portugal, Manuel Gonzalez turned a difficult weekend into his best scoring race of the season so far. The tough conditions, the restart, and getting to battle with some more established World Championship riders were good learning experiences for the rookie. The fifth place he took in Portimão has made him hungry for even bigger point-scoring results, and he is fancying his chances this Sunday at his home GP at Jerez – a circuit he loves.

Keminth Kubo put in a brave ride at the Portuguese GP. Though a crash in Q2 had him doubt whether he should participate in the race because he was feeling poorly, the Thai rider persevered. His determination to soldier on was rewarded with his first four championship points of the season. With Jerez being a track that he knows and likes, the Thai rider is planning to put in another great performance this weekend.

The Circuito de Jerez was built in 1986 and has hosted one of the most popular MotoGP events of the season ever since. Blessed with good weather, beautiful scenery, fast corners, hard braking areas, and a natural amphitheatre, the 4.4km Jerez circuit offers spectators a great view of the unforgettable racing action that takes place here.

Gelete Nieto - Sports Director

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team

We are more motivated than ever for this GP in Jerez. We arrived here after the best Sunday of the season so far for the team, so we really can‘t wait to start working again. Both riders know the track very well, and they like it. It‘s also Manu‘s home GP, and it‘s always special for a rider to have his country‘s fans there supporting him. Jerez is one of the most iconic tracks on the MotoGP calendar, and it‘s the circuit I love the most because it has my father‘s name. It will be a special weekend.

Manuel Gonzalez

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team

I‘m feeling very positive about this GP! I like Jerez, I know the track very well. After the good result we achieved last Sunday, I‘m super motivated. Being in Spain, my country, for the first time in the Moto2 World Championship makes me desire to have a great race weekend even more!

Keminth Kubo

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team

I had two days of rest because I really needed to recharge my batteries after Portimão. Now I‘m ready for Jerez, a track I like and know well. I‘ll work a lot from Friday with the team, trying to find the perfect setting from the first day. The first four points we collected last Sunday give me an added boost to have a great race weekend in Spain!