Just a week after claiming his first WorldSSP victory, the Spanish teenager will be back in action in Moto2™ at MotorLand Aragon.
Fresh from becoming the second-youngest race winner in the FIM Supersport World Championship, Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha ParkinGo Team) will make his second appearance in the Moto2™ World Championship this season when he competes in the Aragon Grand Prix for the MV Agusta Forward Racing outfit.
Gonzalez made his Moto2™ debut as a late replacement for Lorenzo Baldassarri at the TT Circuit Assen, taking part in the weekend from Free Practice 2 onwards. He qualified in 29th place and finished in 22nd after a strong race showing, finishing one place and eight seconds behind teammate Simone Corsi, who started the race in 21st.
He will once again replace Baldassarri at the team with the Italian still experiencing difficulties with both Baldassarri and the team agreeing to let him focus on his health, especially in view of his home round approaching. 19-year-old Gonzalez will therefore take his place at MotorLand Aragon, a circuit he knows well from both WorldSSP and WorldSSP300.
He competed at Aragon twice while in WorldSSP300 and claimed one victory there in his Championship-winning year, while in WorldSSP he has raced there six times in the last two seasons, finishing inside the top ten in all but one of the races. The only race he was not inside the top ten at MotorLand Aragon in WorldSSP was Race 2 in 2021, in a rain-affected race. Gonzalez heads into the Aragon Grand Prix full of confidence after claiming his first WorldSSP victory at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours last time out and will be hoping to impress again.
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