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.