A sunny and well visited Circuit de Jerez-Ángel Nieto awaited teams and riders today for the sixth round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship in the South of Spain. Yet, it turned out to be a difficult race day for WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team, that was fighting hard to succeed.
Andrea Dovizioso launched the Spanish Grand Prix from P23 on the grid and crossed the line for the first time in P21. Like before, he struggled to find a rhythm in the initial laps, but did personal best times around half-way through the race, where he also found his way into the top 20 and even until P17. Although he fought hard to keep decent times, he started to drop a bit with 10 laps to go, but still managed to see the chequered flag in 17th.
On the other side, Darryn Binder came off a rocket start and was storming to P18 just in the first lap, after starting from 25th on the grid. He made up another position in lap five and while fighting to get closer to the points, he unfortunately went down, which was a first race crash in his rookie campaign.
In the rookies standings, he still keeps second position and luckily came back to the garage without any harm. So, the South African is eager to test in Jerez tomorrow and more than ready to repeat his strong race performance in Le Mans in less than two weeks’ time.