The sun was upon the world-famous Bugatti Circuit for day one of proceedings at round seven of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship today. Yet, it was a rather tricky Friday for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Darryn Binder, who concluded the first two Free Practices in P20 and P24, respectively.
While Dovizioso started out well this morning and was losing just less than one second to the top, he managed to lower his lap time in FP2, but not quite enough to eventually miss out on the top 10 by 0.624 seconds. The Italian still went 0.200 seconds faster in the afternoon and now aims to find some solutions to improve his feeling tomorrow in Free Practice three.
On the other side of the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team garage, MotoGP rookie Binder once again had to start from scratch this weekend. The South African did well to go more than one second quicker from FP1 to FP2, but unfortunately had an off in turn seven towards the end of the second session, which prevented him from stepping forward any further.
For Free Practice three tomorrow at 09.55 local time both, Dovizioso and Binder aims to get closer to the top before they start their race preparations in FP4 at 13:30 local time and go into the Qualifying from 14:10 local time.