Saturday saw the MotoGP riders getting more familiar with the picturesque Mandalika Circuit. In scorching heat, the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team riders stepped forward today, getting along better and better at the 4.3-kilometer Indonesian venue, while track conditions slightly meliorated again.
After finding some positives in riding his Yamaha YZR-M1, Andrea Dovizioso aimed to continue where he left off on Friday, but a crash in the morning halted his progress early. Yet, the experienced Italian managed to regain confidence later on and eventually lowered his lap time from day one in the afternoon by 0.942 seconds to a personal best of 1:32.303 minutes with further 70 laps on his account.
At the same time, Darryn Binder displayed some great progress today. The MotoGP rookie, who is still learning his new machine and had to master the new layout at once, went 1.442 seconds faster than during the opening day to achieve a personal best of 1:33.053 minutes. Binder lapped the track 54 times today.
Sunday marks the final day of pre-season testing for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team and the entire premier class field at the Mandalika Circuit, before everyone gears up for the first round of 2022 on March 6th in Qatar.