Two events down and 19 to go; the newly-formed WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team is impatiently waiting for the start of the third MotoGP World Championship weekend, which brings the entire paddock over to the other side of the globe with back-to-back action in Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina followed by Austin, Texas.
Thereby, WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team’s Darryn Binder is especially stoked up after his outstanding performance in rainy Indonesia just nine days ago. The MotoGP newcomer managed the wet surface in Mandalika incredibly, delivered amazing fights and eventually scored the best team result so far with a top 10, whereby he also took over the lead in the MotoGP rookies’ standings. Yet, the South African knows that he needs to start from scratch this weekend, re-learning the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit aboard his Yamaha YZR-M1, but trying to retain his lead.
Moreover, his teammate Andrea Dovizioso is keen to score well in Argentina. Due to an electronical breakdown, the experienced Italian was unable to reach the chequered flag in Lombok, Indonesia, although he was on his way to a decent result. Now, the 36-year-old, who celebrated his birthday last week, is ready to fight back while the MotoGP paddock returns to Argentina after two years of break due to the pandemic situation and a reconstructed garage building, which fell victim to a fire last year.
Both, Binder and Dovizioso will hit the track for the first time on Friday at 10:50 local time (15:50 CET) for Free Practice one, followed by FP2 in the afternoon at 15:05 local time (20:05 CET).