The Thailand Grand Prix developed to be a tricky one for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team today. After all sessions throughout the weekend took place in dry conditions, rain hit the Chang International Circuit this afternoon and delivered some delays to race start, which was shortened to 25 laps in the end.
After he equalled the best qualifying position for WithU Yamaha RNF in 2022 with P15 yesterday, Cal Crutchlow struggled during the start and landed in 20th position in the first lap. He then made some steady progress and moved up to P17 passing by current World Championship leader, Fabio Quartararo halfway through the race. However, pushing hard to keep his pace, he fell back at the last couple of laps and could not make up faster time eventually crossing the finish line in P19.
On the other side of the garage, as he normally does, Darryn Binder made a strong start even in wet conditions pushing up to P18 by lap 1 after starting from 23rd on the grid today. But, the wet track proved to be tricky as he was gradually pushed back being crossed by some riders throughout the race and managed to only finish his 17th race of his rookie season in P21.
The whole WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team now has a little break to rest after a long three weeks of back to back racing and will then head to Australia for Round 18, and the final three rounds of the 2022 season.