Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp All Set to Start Sachsenring Challenge2023-07-24 12:47
Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp always feel right at home in the motor-crazy Sachsen province in Germany. Manuel Gonzalez is looking forward to starting his campaign at the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, eager to collect yet more championship points. The Sachsenring is again a completely new track to replacement rider Kasma Daniel and a good learning opportunity.
Gonzalez had hoped for a better race result at the Italian GP, but his overall pace during the weekend has giving him a boost of confidence. The Spanish talent finished in 12th the 2022 German GP after gradually becoming more and more adjusted to the narrow and twisty Sachsenring. With more experience under his belt, he is keen to find out what he can achieve this time round and hopes to move up from P10 in the overall standings.
Daniel joins the Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp equipe once more. His first comeback in the Moto2 class after a one-year gap was a challenging but rewarding experience for the Malaysian rider. He is ready to get to know another track that‘s completely new to him and make yet more kilometres with the 2023 Moto2 bike.
The area of Chemnitz is known for its love of car and motorcycle racing. Originally, races in the area were held on closed public roads from the 1920s onward. The Sachsenring was built in 1996 for safety reasons. Two years later, the track hosted its first MotoGP event. The just 12m-wide circuit has numerous tight corners (ten left, three right), making this circuit one of the slower tracks on the calendar, but there will still be plenty of action at the German GP.
After just a short break, we have arrived at the Sachsenring with a lot of desire to continue improving our results. Last year, Manu managed to go directly to Q2 and finish the race in twelfth position. All of us see that our objective is getting closer, but we will have to continue working to reach it. We will analyse the data from the previous race and last year‘s German GP. This will help us a lot to prepare for this race.
After finishing the previous race, Kasma arrives at this circuit with more knowledge gained. Although he does not know the circuit, I think it will be easier for him to adapt to this layout, so he will have more time to focus on his own riding.
It‘s the second race of the Europe triple-header, and we come to the Sachsenring. Last year we had a good weekend here, and I hope we can improve on Mugello‘s result. The team is working well, but we have to learn more from the difficult races and have a better set-up for Sunday. My objective is still to be in the top 5 in every session – and we are close – but the championship level is very high, and we cannot afford to lose anything.
After two days of rest, I‘m ready to jump on the Moto2 bike again. I need to understand this track as soon as possible and work with the team to adapt my riding style to it in order to feel confident on the bike. It won‘t be easy, but I‘ll do my best, and I will enjoy it a lot!
Source: Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Moto2 Team
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