Four days before the 2022 MotoGP season gets underway in Losail, Qatar. WithU RNF Yamaha have confirmed BP Healthcare as a new team sponsor. 

Following two pre-season tests in Sepang and Mandalika, Andrea Dovizioso and rookie Darryn Binder will compete in their first MotoGP race for the newly-named RNF Yamaha outfit this weekend. 

Dovizioso, who finished the Mandalika test in 16th place, will be expected to lead the team in 2022 as Binder continues to get to grips with MotoGP machinery following his switch directly from Moto3.

As expected, the transition to the premier class has looked like a steep one so far for Binder as he finished testing in P22.  

The South African is part of a five-rider rookie class including Tech3 KTM riders Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez, Marco Bezzecchi and Fabio Di Giannantonio that will all make their MotoGP debut this weekend.

Established in 1982, BP Healthcare Group has over 40 years experience of innovation and transformation, while remaining committed to core pillars such as healthcare in research, education and clinical care. 

The partnership is aiming to provide members of the team with general healthcare services such as BP Healthcare COVID-19 PCR test for their travels competing around the world including the saliva test kits to ensure safe and consistent testing, face mask for protection during the race week and health screenings for the season. 

In addition, as an effort to promote health awareness in a fast paced working environment like MotoGP, BP Healthcare and WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team will host ‘Health Talk’ for knowledge to be shared across the MotoGP paddock, team members and guests.

New to MotoGP racing, the BP Healthcare logo will be visible on the swingarms of Andrea Dovizioso and Darryn Binder’s bikes, their pit box and team trucks throughout the 2022 season.

WithU RNF Yamaha Team Owner, Razlan Razali said: "It could not have come at a better time as the team is preparing to embark on our first journey for the season opener in Qatar. 

"These two years have been challenging times to travel due to the pandemic and we always focus on the safety of the team members and our riders. 

"I am pleased to welcome BP Healthcare, not only as a new Malaysian partner and a leading healthcare company, but also to know that we will be well cared for during our travels for the 2022 season. 

"I would like to thank Mr. Garvy Beh and the family at BP Healthcare for coming on board with the team. BP Healthcare will provide support, care and health necessities required to protect the team as we compete globally throughout the year."