WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team‘s Andrea Dovizioso crossed the finish line of the Qatar GP in P14. The Italian experienced a tricky Qualifying yesterday, which made him start the race just in 20th position. With a decent launch off the line, he made up several positions but couldn’t find a strong rhythm right away and went back to P22 on lap five. Yet, he managed to speed up in the course of the race and made up several positions until he reached the points in lap 12 and setting a personal best lap time of the race in lap 13. He used his experience to fight until the end and eventually saw the flag in 14th.
On the other hand, Darryn Binder delivered an impressive premier class debut in Qatar. After jumping straight from Moto3 to MotoGP, he made a rookie mistake in Qualifying and started last. He pushed right from the word go to make up places, finding himself inside the top 20 on lap seven and making up more and more ground. He was leading the battle of the rookies for several laps in a very strong way, fighting for his first MotoGP point, but finally missed out on it by just 0.012 seconds.
Now the entire WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team is excited to head over to Indonesia to compete at the inaugural Grand Prix at the Mandalika Circuit in less than two weeks’ time.