Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp commenced their Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland challenge today. Manuel Gonzalez had a strong morning session which paid off with a top-3 ranking on the Friday. Kasma Daniel used P1 to get to know the anti-clockwise track, and P2 to further grow his confidence. He ended the Friday in 29th in the combined results.
The somewhat cool and overcast P1 at the Sachsenring made proper tyre heating a must at the narrow track with ten left and three right turns. Gonzalez' progress was gradual in the first session of the German GP weekend until the final stages when he was ready to push. He posted a best time of 1‘24.280s on lap 18/23. It earned him third place in the timesheets.
With rain falling during the lunch break, the Spaniard knew he had to be cautious in the afternoon session as the circuit was drying. The damp track conditions meant it wouldn‘t be possible to improve on his fastest morning lap. He minimised risks and focused on his bike‘s set-up instead. He set a 1‘31.767s best time in the afternoon. His morning time kept him third in the combined Friday results.
Daniel got familiar with the tricky Sachsenring this morning. It‘s a new circuit for the Malaysian rider, who‘s plan for today was to get in as many laps as possible. However, he suffered a high-speed crash in Turn 11 at the end of the session. He was thankfully quickly back on his feet but didn‘t have a chance to improve his fastest time thus far: a 1‘27.044s on lap 15/18 for 29th place.
The team did a stellar job to repair the number 27‘s bike in time for P2, and he used the afternoon session to build up his confidence again. The track conditions were significantly trickier though, so Daniel focused on getting in as many kilometres as possible rather than putting in hot laps. He clocked a 1‘35.522s best time in the afternoon. His faster P1 time kept him in 29th place in the combined FP results.