Darryn continues to make progress on final day of Sepang Test


Sunday saw the MotoGP field hitting the Sepang International Circuit for a second and final official test day. While conditions proved to be ideal once again in the first hours, rain interrupted proceedings after lunchtime. Yet, both WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team riders managed to step forward already in the morning.

Darryn Binder advanced significantly. The premier class rookie broke the 2-minutes mark already on his first run and was 0.961 seconds quicker than on day one of the official test. Compared to his first day on track this Monday, he even went over two seconds faster and did 55 further laps today. This afternoon, the South African even used the conditions to go out in the wet for the very first time.

The WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team is now ready to pack and fly over to Indonesia, where the entire paddock is excited to get to know the Mandalika Circuit, which is a new addition to the MotoGP World Championship calendar in 2022.


“Yesterday we worked really hard but didn’t get the results we wanted. Today, we came back fresh and used everything we worked on yesterday and put it straight into play immediately. After that I was looking forward to just working throughout the day, trying to perfect everything, learn and keep trying but unfortunately it started to rain. But being a rookie that was great as it gave me a chance to go out on the wet with the bike. In my eyes, it’s been a positive two days.”