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Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team On the Hunt For Championship Points in Catalunya

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team On the Hunt For Championship Points in Catalunya

The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team have travelled from Italy to Spain for Round 9 of the 2022 Moto2 World Championship held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team welcome back Stefano Manzi this weekend for the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya. With Keminth Kubo still in Thailand following his father‘s sudden passing last weekend, the Italian will be joining Manuel Gonzalez once more in the garage.

Gonzalez has left the challenging Italian GP weekend behind him. He is looking forward to riding at the Catalunya track, which he knows well and likes a lot. The positive test he had here last month makes him fancy his chances to score further championship points and move up from 17th in the standings.

Manzi is no stranger to the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team. He replaced Kubo earlier this year at the Spanish and the French GP when the Thai rider was dealing with arm pump. In his previous outings, Manzo secured 13th and 10th place respectively, and he also successfully completed the Catalunya Test after the Spanish GP. The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp crew is very thankful to VR46 and Manzi‘s WorldSSP team for letting him take part in Moto2 again this weekend.

Work to create the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya began in 1989. Two years later the track was opened, and it soon became a crowd favourite after hosting its first MotoGP race in 1992. With an exciting 4.6km lay-out consisting of 14 corners (six left, eight right), the Catalan round is known to produce thrilling races.

Gelete Nieto – Sports Director

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team

We come back from Mugello with mediocre results. We are very motivated to do better in Barcelona. It's a track that Manu likes a lot, so we feel like we can aim for better. As a team we will give Manu the best possible bike. It‘s very important for us to be in Quali 2. It‘s the starting point for a positive race. We are still very sad for Kubo and wish him and his family all the strength in the world. Manzi will return to the team, replacing him for the Barcelona weekend. He is a VR46 rider with a lot of experience who we already worked with in the past, so that gives us confidence that we can do well.

Manuel Gonzalez

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team

Firstly, I'm sad for Kubo. My thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time. The Catalan circuit is one of my favourites though. We had a test here last month and it went well, so I'm feeling positive about the weekend. The last race didn‘t go as we expected, but that only makes me even more motivated for this one. We'll work hard, and I'll do my best.

Stefano Manzi

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team

First of all, I want to give my condolences to Kubo. I hope he can be strong in this difficult time for him and his family. Regarding my weekend, I‘m happy to be back with the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team and work with the guys. We worked well together during the last two races I did and also at the test here in Catalunya. I‘ll try to adapt myself to the bike, enjoy the weekend, feel good with the team, and have fun. I also would like to thank my WorldSSP team for letting me ride again this weekend.

Keminth Kubo

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team

I'm sorry that I'm missing another race, but my family needs me now. I hope to see you at the Sachsenring!