The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team is delighted to tackle the Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley with its usual rider line-up consisting of Manuel Gonzalez and Keminth Kubo.
Gonzalez‘s race in Le Mans was a testament to what can be achieved when you keep pushing no matter what the circumstances. Having started from P23, the Spanish rider put his head down and rode to a rewarding P11 across the finish line. The experience he gained has made him feel even more motivated to fight for championship points again this weekend at Mugello, a track he has ridden once before and really likes.
Kubo sat out the French GP following his arm pump surgery one week earlier to allow his arm to heal before going back to full attack mode. He underwent a medical check earlier this afternoon which confirmed that he is fit to take part in the Italian GP. The Thai rider is understandably very excited about the prospect of riding again. As Mugello is a new circuit for him, he is planning to gradually up his pace through the practices.
Mugello is considered one of the most beautiful tracks on the calendar thanks to its mixture of uphill and downhill sections and a variety of fast and slow turns. The 5245-metre-long Tuscan circuit hosted its first MotoGP event back in 1976 and became a permanent fixture in 1991. The Italian GP is famous for its great atmosphere and is said to be a ’must-be-at event‘ for motorcycle fans.