Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team‘s Manuel Gonzalez‘s strong morning session was key to getting a solid qualifying result today. He will start the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya from P14. Replacement rider Stefano Manzi is looking forward to beginning his third Moto2 race of the 2022 season from P22 on the grid.
Gonzalez had a fruitful FP3 session, riding to a 12th place. Having secured a position inside the top 14, he was promoted straight to Q2. Though the Montmeló track was considerably warmer than it was in the morning, the Spaniard didn‘t hold back. He set eight laps in total; however, it was his 1‘44.712s set on lap 3 that was the fastest. It earned him 14th place on tomorrow‘s grid.
Manzi had to take part in Q1 and was pushing right from the start when he set a 1‘42.256s for provisional sixth. Unable to improve on his next three laps, he put his head down once more on lap 6. He clocked a 1‘45.226s, but it kept him in eighth place. Not being able to better this lap in the remainder of the session, he finished in eighth and will start tomorrow‘s race from P22.