Just a few days after the Portuguese Grand Prix, the entire MotoGP World Championship paddock is already preparing for the second European race, which takes place this weekend at the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto in the South of Spain, where both WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team riders have already tested their Yamaha YZR-M1 machines last year.
After scoring his best result of the season so far with 11th in Portimao, Andrea Dovizioso is hungry for more. Although the Italian feels that his gap to the top is still quite huge, he comes to Jerez de la Frontera, with high hopes, having ridden his Yamaha YZR-M1 there last November and with some ideas in mind to improve on his deficits.
Yet, WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team’s premier class rookie Darryn Binder agrees on the fact that the pre-season test held at Jerez will help him to not start from scratch for the first time this year. The South African delivered a solid ride last time out in Portugal, although he was missing some more dry track time in order to feel even more comfortable on his new bike.
The first race weekend of the year in Central European Time, will commence this Friday at 09:55 with Free Practice one for the MotoGP class, followed by Free Practice two at 14:10 local time.