The Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello is the quintessence of passion in motorcycle racing and will be host of the eighth round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship this weekend. The iconic venue north-east of Florence embedded in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany is a favorite for teams, riders and fans likewise and always spreads a special atmosphere.
For WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team’s Andrea Dovizioso the Italian Grand Prix is even more unique and important. The Italian urgently wants to do well this weekend, where he celebrated a lot of success and even debuted in the 125cc class back in 2001. Following a difficult start of the season, Dovizioso aims to turn fortunes around on home soil.
Like most of the riders on the grid, Darryn Binder is a huge fan of the Mugello Circuit as well and usually felt good and obtained decent results in the Moto3 class. Once again, he’ll have to tackle the 5.2-kilometer track for the first time aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1, but is excited to hit the tarmac once Free Practice one starts at 09.55 local time on Friday.
Obviously, the Italian Grand Prix is a huge event for the team’s title sponsor WithU and more partners of the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team. Next to the premier class, the electric bikes of the WithU GRT RNF MotoE Team will compete for their third round as well, while the recently announced team's eSport rider Michael Amara will raise the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team flags high at the inaugural round of the 2022 MotoGP eSports season.