Manuel Gonzalez and Keminth Kubo are reunited with their Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team bikes for Round 12 of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship. The Monster Energy British GP is held at the Silverstone Circuit, which is currently unknown territory for the two rookies. They are keen to get as many laps in as possible to get a good result.
Gonzalez, who is celebrating his 20th birthday today, arrived in the UK holding 16th place in the championship standings, with 39 points in total. Known as a fast learner, he is feeling confident that he will be able to make another step this weekend in the overall results.
After a difficult first half of the season due to injuries and the sudden passing of his beloved father, Kubo used the summer break to get some much-needed rest. Feeling recharged, he is ready to fight for championship points again and move up from his current 28th position in the rankings, with 4 points on his tally so far.
Silverstone was added to the MotoGP calendar in 2010 but has a racing history of over sixty years. Thanks to innovations and investments, the circuit became one of the fastest tracks on the calendar and has earned high praise from the riders.
Due to the UK being situated in a different time zone, the schedule for the British GP slightly differs from the usual Central European Grand Prix timetable. The FP1 and FP2 sessions will take place on Friday from 10:55 – 11:35 and 15:10 – 15:50 local track time (GMT+1). On Saturday FP3 will be held from 10:55 – 11:35, followed Q1, and Q2 in the afternoon at 15:10 – 15:25 and 15:35 – 15:50. On Sunday, Warm Up will be staged at 10:10 – 10:20, and the race is scheduled to start at 14:30.