A fresh start awaits Andrea Dovizioso and Darryn Binder this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit.
The long awaited return to action of the MotoGP is set to happen this week at the Sepang International Circuit, which simultaneously marks the comeback of the World Championship to Malaysia and the opening of the 2022 season for the newly formed WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP team. Just shortly after presenting their fresh colors, the international crew is eager to try their Yamaha YZR-M1 machines for the first time this year.
Andrea Dovizioso, who already experienced five race weekends and a final test in 2021, aims to become even more acquainted with the 2022 Yamaha M1. The experienced Italian will enter his 20th full World Championship season and is yearning for valuable track time ahead of the 21 races this year.
On the other side of the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP garage, Darryn Binder had the chance to use three additional days riding at the Sepang International Circuit just a few days earlier. The premier class rookie took good advantage of the shakedown test and is impatiently waiting now to share the track with the entire MotoGP class field.
The official IRTA test takes place on Saturday, the 5th and Sunday the 6th February at the demanding 5.543-kilometer circuit that has traditionally been host of the season preparations until 2020. Following this first roll-out of the year, the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team riders together with the rest of the championship will head over to Indonesia for a three-days test at the new Mandalika Circuit Indonesia, which will be included in the World Championship calendar for the very first time in 2022.