The Sepang International Circuit is station 19 of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship calendar and at the same time the home round for parts of the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team, including Founder and Team Principal Razlan Razali. Therefore, anticipation is high ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Darryn Binder delivered a strong performance last time out in Australia. At his favorite circuit, he managed to improve with each session throughout the weekend and eventually keep up the pace of his team mate to finish in P14, which was the third race of this rookie season that he could score points in. The South African did a lot of laps at the Sepang International Circuit at pre-season testing this year and therefore feels well prepared for this weekend.
At the same time, Cal Crutchlow did a decent Australian Grand Prix just a few days ago. Although he struggled in the beginning of the race, he managed to catch up a lot and eventually collected three points in P13. The Brit knows the Malaysian track in and out and is eager to deliver another good result for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team and Yamaha at the same time.
Round 19 starts this Friday with Free Practice one at 10:50 local time (04:50 CET), followed by the second practice session at 15:05 local time (11:05 CET):