The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team started today’s Gran Premio de Aragón feeling optimistic about their chances to score points this afternoon, but two luckless opening laps denied them the opportunity. Neither Keminth Kubo nor Manuel Gonzalez were able to finish the race due to a collision with another rider.
Kubo started from P29 on the grid and found himself in the midst of the chaos that resulted from a crash of a fellow rider in Turn 2 on the opening lap. He ran wide but managed to soon rejoin the track and resumed his challenge in 22nd place. The Thai rider aimed to use the remainder of the 21 laps to follow other riders and soak up as much experience as possible. But the learning experience ended on lap 17, when he crashed in Turn 13.
Gonzalez had a good start from 14th place on the grid and held his position on the opening lap. The Spaniard was feeling confident and had the ambition to score solid points in front of his home crowd. However, his campaign came to a sudden halt after he collided with another rider in Turn 12 on the second lap.
Today’s results see Gonzalez in 19th place in the championship standings with 44 points. Keminth Kubo keeps his 28th place with 4 points. The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team also remain in 11th position, with 57 points.
The team now travel to the Grand Prix of Japan to be held at the MotorLand Aragón circuit in Japan next weekend.