The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve close to one of Portugal’s famous holiday destinations Portimao is the host of the first European round in 2022. Riders and teams are likewise excited to return to Europe following four very unique flyaway rounds at the beginning of the season and to commence the race weekend at the 4.6-kilometer rollercoaster circuit.
After he faced probably the toughest round of the year in Austin, Texas, WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team’s Darryn Binder is happy to change scenarios this weekend. At the same time, the MotoGP newcomer is well aware that he needs to restart from scratch again in order to get used to riding his Yamaha YZR-M1 at the extremely varied track at the Algarve. He arrives at round five with six points on his account as the second-best rookie.
At the same time, Andrea Dovizioso eyes to achieve more decent results. The experienced Italian lands in Portugal with just three points to his name following some unfortunate races in Indonesia and Argentina. Last time out in the United States, he scored one point, but is still working to improve his feeling with the Yamaha YZR-M1 and eagerly awaits the World Championship’s return to Europe.
The first of another back to back weekend with the Portuguese and the Spanish Grand Prix, start this Friday with Free Practice one at 09:55 local time (10:55 CET) followed by FP2 at 14:10 local time (15:10 CET).