THE TEAM

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team

The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp is a project that is very dear to Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.’s and VR46’s heart. They share a goal of helping young racing talent, and thus the bi-annual Yamaha VR46 Master Camp five-day training programme in Tavullia began in 2016. In 2017, the two companies also started the VR46 Junior Team project to allow Master Camp recruits and Yamaha bLU cRU riders to gain further racing experience in Europe. The CEV team moved up from the Moto3 class to the Moto2 class in 2019 and has worked hard to up its level every single year in preparation to take the next step…

This year, the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp project is reaching new heights with its debut in the Moto2 World Championship.

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Keminth Kubo

@k.kubofumi_81

| Date of birth

21 / 05 / 1999

| Nationality

Thai

| Rider Number

81

| Nickname

Kubofumi

| Grand Prix debut

2021 – Moto2 Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

BIOGRAPHY

Thai rider Kubo took part in the fifth edition of the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp held in Tavullia in 2018. 

He and the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team debuted together in the CEV Moto2 class in 2019. The last three years of riding saw the youngster gain valuable experience. 

In 2021, Kubo also received his first wild card in the Moto2 World Championship. He took part in the Catalan GP, where he finished the race in 26th place.

MANUEL GONZALEZ

@manugonzalez_18

BIOGRAPHY

Manuel Gonzalez first made his name at just 15 years old when he won the European Talent Cup. He then joined WorldSSP300 full-time in 2018. After a somewhat problematic start, he took off in the last three rounds achieving three consecutive podiums, all in third position. 

In 2019, he was recruited by the Kawasaki ParkinGO team and the change of bike turned out to be the trigger for a season in which he made history by becoming the youngest World Champion in motorcycling road racing after picking up three victories and a total of six podiums. 

A stunning 2020 season in WorldSSP saw the rookie finish every single race inside the top ten, which he backed up further in 2021 by taking his first two victories in the class following a switch to Yamaha. 

A further five podiums helped him seal third in the standings and a move across to the Moto2™ World Championship in 2022 within the brand-new Yamaha Academy team.

| Date of birth

04 / 08 / 2002

| Nationality

Spain

| Rider Number

18

| Nickname

Manugasss

| Grand Prix debut

2021 – Moto2 Motul TT Assen

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