Hot conditions welcomed riders and teams at the traditional Sachsenring Circuit in Germany for the 10th round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship, which will see sold out grandstands throughout the weekend. Thereby, the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team duo of Darryn Binder and Andrea Dovizioso experienced an exciting Friday.
MotoGP rookie Binder was riding the German circuit for the first time today and clearly needed Free Practice one in the morning to get used to the 10 left corners of the unique track layout. But once he figured it out, he made a huge step from FP1 to FP2. The South African went 1.883 seconds faster in the afternoon to place himself in 19th position overall.
Meanwhile, Dovizioso registered a crash in the first session this morning, but went out again quickly to clock the eighth fastest time of the field and eventually finish FP1 well inside the top 10, just 0.251 seconds from the top. In FP2 the Italian focused on race pace and didn’t use a soft tyre for one fast lap. He concluded day one in P23, but seeing potential for Free Practice three tomorrow morning at 09:55 local time.