Manuel González

Blog | Manuel González learning fast in Assen

Hello everyone,

The last weekend in Assen was difficult because I had never been to that circuit and I had to adapt quickly to be among the top like in Jerez.

In FP1 I was a little lost, because I wanted to learn the circuit and it was not easy, because for the first time this circuit is difficult and you always can go faster than it seems.

After, in the FP2 I decided to follow the lines of other riders, to see the places where you can improve, but I had a problem. While I was behind Kevin Orgis, in the corner 9, he fell and as we were riding so close, I crashed against him and I could not back out.

In the QP I think I did well because I was hooked to a fast group where I made my best lap, but in the last lap I wanted to squeeze a little more but I couldn't because the other riders in the group slowed and they slowed me too. I finished 13th, 1.3sec from the first. I learnt a lot from that.

In the first race, I had a problem before the warm-up lap and had to start from the pit lane. When I got up to about 15th or so, I had a fall at turn 10, but I could get back on track without any problem. Then they put the red flag out when I was catching the other riders and I finished 12th. I was not comfortable with the bike and I could not go as fast as I wanted.

In the second race, I was so motivated because I knew I could do well in the wet race, the start was good, in the first corner I got 10th. From there I felt very well with the bike and I started to overtake and overtake. On the third lap, I reached 4th position, but in the corner 11, I put a little more gas at the exit and I fell. I think I was too eager to be ahead. I know I have to learn to manage a bit better these kind of situations.

I hope the next time this does not happen again.

It was also the first time I rode outside Spain and it was incredible to do it in Assen, the atmosphere is amazing. There is always people watching the races. It´s been an experience I will never forget. What I want is to repeat it soon. Thanks everybody who makes this possible.

See you at the Sachsenring, bye,

Manuel