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.