Darryn continues to find improvements at Jerez despite tough qualifying


The sun was shining on Saturday for the final Free Practice sessions and Qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, the sixth round of the MotoGP World Championship 2022, accompanied by passionate fans around the 4.4-kilometre Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto. Yet, the sun wasn’t shining so bright for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team pair, as Darryn Binder was unlucky in setting a fast lap time in Qualifying.

Darryn found some improvements in FP3 as well. He went 0.65 seconds quicker than on Friday and thereby reduced his gap to the front, while increasing his feeling.

After Free Practice four, the South African likewise aimed to step further ahead, but like his teammate, he was unlucky to be at the wrong corners in the wrong time, when pushing is not allowed. Therefore, Darryn will start from row nine tomorrow when the red lights go out for his sixth ever premier class race at 14:00 local time in the South of Spain.


“It has been a really nice day with the weather. The track conditions have been good. I felt I made a good step forward this morning and managed to improve my lap time quite a bit. I was quite happy and looking for a bit more in Qualifying, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a really good lap together, although in FP4 I felt a lot more consistent than what I felt over the weekend, so I feel that we are slowly, but surely starting to get more comfortable, but really looking to find a couple of tenths tomorrow in the Warm Up for the Race later.”