All eyes are on Andrea Dovizioso for his final weekend as a MotoGP rider during the San Marino Grand Prix. Through all the emotions and activities, the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team rider still sets his full focus on track action, which commenced with Free Practice one and Free Practice two today.
The Italian landed a P16 in this morning’s first session of the weekend, missing out on the top by just a bit more than one second and showing some promising signs. In FP2, Dovizioso managed to improve his lap time by 0.541 seconds compared to FP1 under the Italian sun. Yet, he went back to P20 in the combined standings, losing out 0.652 seconds to the top 10. Nevertheless, the home hero and his experienced crew already have some ideas to step forward tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Darryn Binder once again quickly started to learn the circuit on his Yamaha YZR-M1. He ended up in 24th position in both sessions, but made some decent progress. The South African MotoGP rookie improved by impressive 1.228 seconds from the first to the second session and therewith significantly reduced his gap to the front.
Free Practice three, which starts on Saturday at 09.55 local time, will offer another very important opportunity for both WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team riders to get closer to the top in order to be prepared for the all-important Qualifying, which starts just after FP4 at 14:10 local time.