Darryn sets to work at Le Mans as #FrenchGP weekend gets underway


The sun was upon the world-famous Bugatti Circuit for day one of proceedings at round seven of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship today. Yet, it was a rather tricky Friday for WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team rider Darryn Binder, who concluded the first two Free Practices in P24.

MotoGP rookie Darryn once again had to start from scratch this weekend. The South African did well to go more than one second quicker from FP1 to FP2, but unfortunately had an off in turn seven towards the end of the second session, which prevented him from stepping forward any further.

For Free Practice three tomorrow at 09.55 local time both, Dovizioso and Binder aims to get closer to the top before they start their race preparations in FP4 at 13:30 local time and go into the Qualifying from 14:10 local time.


“We got treated with really nice weather today, which was a great thing for Le Mans. I started off this morning in FP1 just trying to learn my way around the circuit with the MotoGP bike. Unfortunately, during FP2 in the middle run I had a crash in turn seven. Luckily I managed to get out at the end and continued and finished the practice. But I feel like I wasn’t able to make the step forward that I’d like to have done, so I got a little bit of work to do for tomorrow. Overall, I’m enjoying riding the M1 here and I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.”