Manuel González makes the leap to World Supersport in 2020 under the umbrella of the Kawasaki ParkinGO Team squad, the one with which he won his WorldSSP300 crown last year. Confirmed as one of the young drivers with the greatest promise after his extraordinary 2019 campaign, the Madrid driver (Torrelodones, 2002) faces the challenge of adapting to the intermediate class, which he faces at the handlebars of a Yamaha YZF R6.
Gonzalez began his brilliant career in the WorldSBK paddock in 2017, when he participated in the last race of the season as a wildcard, becoming the second youngest
driver of the season. Shortly after, at just 15 years old, he would become European Talent Cup champion, and with those credentials he joined WorldSSP300 full-time in 2018, on a Yamaha YZF-R3. After a somewhat problematic start, he took off in the last three rounds achieving three consecutive podiums, all in third position. The first one, in Misano, made him the youngest rider on the WorldSSP300 podium, one month before his 16th birthday. 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 a motorcycling road racing series after picking up three victories and a total of six podiums.