With 17 rounds down and three to go in 2022, the next stop of the MotoGP World Championship belongs to the riders’ favorites as the entire paddock is flying over to Australia. The WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team is celebrating the opportunity to return to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit after two years of pandemic have made it impossible for the World Championship to race in Australia recently.
Like many others, Darryn Binder picked the Phillip Island circuit amongst the top of his favorites list and is curious to arrive in Australia. After the premier class rookie experienced a tough race at the wet Buriram circuit in Thailand last time out, he is eager to work on improvements this weekend, while riding his Yamaha YZR-M1 bike there for the first time.
On the other hand, Cal Crutchlow, who is starting his fourth of six rounds in 2022 this weekend, plans likewise to improve his feeling aboard the YZR-M1 after he encountered some difficulties in exceptionally hard conditions in Thailand. The British Yamaha test rider is thereby not just looking to boost his results, but also to further develop the bike.
The weekend starts traditionally with Free Practice one on Friday at 09:55 local time, which means an early wakeup call at 00:55 CET for fans in Europe as the time difference is nine hours. The second session on Friday takes place at 14:10 local time (05:10 CET).