All eyes have been focused on the MotoGP World Championship title battle as well as the sky above the Sepang International Circuit on Sunday for round 19 of the 2022 season, the home race for WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team. Cal Crutchlow did a strong race yet again, finishing in 12th position. Darryn Binder unfortunately crashed out at half distance.
In the scorching conditions Crutchlow delivered a good start of the 20 laps Malaysian Grand Prix. Coming from P15 on the grid, he made up one position on the first lap, but found himself back in 16th after lap six. Nevertheless, the Brit kept a decent pace, benefited from a few crashes ahead of him and eventually caught up in the second half of the race. Crutchlow crossed the line in 12th, which is his best result out of five rounds he competed in so far.
On the other hand, Binder did his usual start flying off the line, catching half the field in the initial stages of the race. After he had to start last, he was in an impressive 11th position after the third lap. Although he tried all he could, he struggled to stop his bike after a few laps and was back in P16. Although the MotoGP rookie was fighting hard, he couldn’t avoid a crash on lap 11, which unfortunately ended his chase for a decent result prematurely.