Just a few nights of rest after the busy Italian Grand Prix in Mugello and the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team will be back in action this weekend for the ninth round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, targeting progression.
Andrea Dovizioso had a tricky home round last time out, suffering after a tough Qualifying to catch up and continue finding a decent feeling aboard his Yamaha YZR-M1 machine. This weekend, the Italian faces a completely new challenge at the Catalan circuit, which is totally different to the Mugello layout. Dovizioso and his WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team will give everything again to reach a turnaround of his rather difficult season so far.
MotoGP rookie Darryn Binder, who is based in Andorra during the European season of the World Championship, aims to continue where he left off last week at an event that comes closest to a home round for him. The South African showed some great progress during the Italian round, having a decent pace throughout all the race and even finishing as the second best Yamaha rider.
The Catalan Grand Prix kicks off with Free Practice one this Friday at 09:55 local time like usual, followed by FP2 at 14:10 local time.