Darryn makes further progress and ends winter testing on a positive note


The sun greeted riders and teams one more time today at the Mandalika Circuit for their third and final day of testing in Indonesia, before everyone is packing and gearing up for the first Grand Prix of 2022 in less than three weeks’ time at the Losail International Circuit, Qatar.

Darryn Binder completed 173 laps in three days, learning the new layout and further adapting to the MotoGP bike and the premier class in general. He beat his personal best time from Saturday slightly and finished off testing with a long run this afternoon, gathering a lot of data and experience. With the pre-season finished, the MotoGP rookie and the entire WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2022 season now.


“It’s been really good. I’m very glad that the weather was stable and we had many great long days to test and try everything. I wish I could have done more laps myself, but in these hot conditions every day you arrive to a point where you have to stop, because otherwise you’re just destroyed the next day. It’s been very good. We’ve made steady progress throughout every day. I wish I made a few more steps forward, but at the end of the day, I have to accept this. It’s a really big step coming from Moto3, so I know it’s going to take a couple more days to find the step I’m looking for. Otherwise, it’s been very good. I’ve learned so much over these days and I feel like I’m a bit more ready to go to Qatar.”