Final round of the 2022 season gets underway at Valencia


The final two practice sessions of the year took place today at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo today in sunny but windy weather conditions. Thereby, the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team experienced a challenging Friday with super close lap times of the entire MotoGP World Championship field. Yet they still managed to improve significantly from FP1 to FP2.

Darryn had to learn a new venue aboard his Yamaha YZR-M1. A technical issue and a crash in FP1 didn’t really boost his confidence. Nevertheless, the South African premier class rookie improved by 1.549 seconds from FP1 to FP2, getting closer to the top and finished Friday in P24.

Tomorrow’s action starts with Free Practice three at 09:55 local time, followed by FP4 at 13:30 and the all-important final Qualifying session from 14:10 local time.


“It’s not been an easy start to the final GP of the season. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage many laps in FP1, as we had some small troubles with one bike. I got out on the second bike, but unluckily I had a crash in turn one, which ended my FP1 early. In FP2 I made some steady progress slowly, but surely and made some improvements compared to this morning. I’m still looking to get comfortable and figure my way out around the circuit of Valencia.”