With the rain just holding back on race day at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team duo delivered a decent performance. Yet, it was only Andrea Dovizioso who saw the flag.
Launching off from P19, the Italian came back in 21st after the first lap and went even further back when he did a mistake on lap five. But from there, he started to recover and find his rhythm while improving his lap times throughout the race. At half distance he was in 17th and made up two more positions towards the end of the race to eventually earn a World Championship point with P15.
On the other side of the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP garage, Darryn Binder had a strong start shooting up from P21 on the grid to P13 and was even in 12th at the initial stages of the race. He showed an incredible fighting spirit to stick within his group, although he had to let a few contenders pass. Just shortly before halftime of the race, he unfortunately went down and ended early on what could have been a fantastic race.