Manuel Gonzalez and Keminth Kubo are keen to show off the hard work they put in ahead of Round 13 of the 2022 Moto2 World Championship. Gonzalez has been working on his physical condition to be in top shape for the Austrian GP. Kubo also has done his homework to get to know the unique Spielberg circuit‘s lay-out.
Gonzalez arrived in Austria holding 16th place in the championship standings, with 44 points in total. Having had medical treatment to solve the occasional sudden arm pain he experiences in races, he is feeling confident that he will be able to produce a solid performance this weekend.
Kubo is looking forward to making his debut at the rather special Spielberg circuit, which has a unique lay-out of eight right and three left corners. His goal is to book personal progress this weekend and score some championship points again. He is currently in 28th position in the rankings, with 4 points in total.
The Spielberg circuit was constructed in 1969 and was rebuilt in 1996. It hosted two Austrian GPs in the 90s and staged its return to MotoGP Grand Prix racing after nineteen years in 2016. It has been a fixture on the MotoGP calendar since, even hosting two consecutive GPs (Austrian GP and Styrian GP) in 2020 and 2021. The track has a special character, with only 11 turns in total (three left and eight right) and multiple long straights, the longest measuring 626m. The circuit's design puts the emphasis on top speed, acceleration and braking stability, offering the riders plenty of opportunities to fully open the throttle.