Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp`s Gonzalez is Ready for Action in Assen

2023-08-21 08:49
Manuel Gonzalez will be the sole rider for Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp at this weekend‘s Round 8 of the 2023 Moto2 World Championship. Kohta Nozane received the medical advice to also sit out the upcoming race weekend at the TT Assen Circuit, The Netherlands, to be assured of a smoother comeback later on in the season.

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp is keen to take on the TT Circuit Assen this weekend. Manuel Gonzalez is familiar with the legendary circuit, also known as ’The Cathedral‘ or ’The Cathedral of Speed‘, and he is looking forward to riding there again. However, the team continues to miss Kohta Nozane, who has been ruled out for this weekend‘s GP as he is still recovering from the back injury he sustained in Round 1.

Gonzalez‘ superb sixth place in Germany last Sunday has left him fully motivated to get another point-scoring result this weekend. He knows the TT Circuit Assen well thanks to a Moto2 Wild Card experience in 2021, which was also his Moto2 debut. Last year, he scored ninth place and was +7.589s from first in his Moto2 rookie season. With so many good memories from this track, the Spaniard is eager to get a good result here again this weekend in the final push before the MotoGP summer break.

Kohta Nozane had hoped to take part in this weekend‘s TT Assen, but medical experts recommended him to sit out this race weekend as well to assure that he will be able to make a stronger comeback after the summer break. The Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp equipe fully support the doctors‘ advice and can‘t wait to be reunited with the Japanese rider soon.

The TT Circuit Assen was especially built for the Dutch GP in 1955, but Assen has been part of the Motorcycle World Championship calendar every year since 1949 when the race was still held on public roads. The current Assen track measures 4.5km and remains a favourite amongst riders thanks to its rapid changes in directions coupled with a nice mixture of high-speed and low-speed corners (six left and twelve right). Especially the Geert Timmer chicane, just before the start-finish straight, makes for great entertainment right in front of the main grandstand.


After Manu‘s brilliant race at the Sachsenring, we are going to Assen with a lot of drive to achieve a good result and make it an even better race then the last one. Manu likes this track, but it‘s important to start working well from the first day.

We are all so sorry for Kohta‘s situation. It‘s a shame that he‘s also going to miss this race. But we respect the doctors‘ decision, and for all of us the most important thing is Kohta‘s health. After this race, we have five weeks of rest, and we really hope he can come back after that.


This is the third race week in a row, and I am more motivated than ever. After a positive weekend at the Sachsenring, we come to the place where I did my first Moto2 race, and it‘s one of the best tracks for me. Last year‘s race in Assen was the closest gap to first for us, and our bike is fast here. We will work with the aim to bring a trophy back home.

Source: Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Moto2 Team

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