Fourteenth place in tough German GP for Darryn Binder
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing rider Darryn Binder recovered from his ride through penalty to claim two points in 14th in today’s German GP.
Darryn was able to make his way up to ninth, from his original starting position of 18th, before taking his ride through penalty at the end of lap 3. Returning to the circuit in 24th and 12 seconds adrift, the South African pushed hard to steadily reduce the gap, joining the back of the field on lap 14. Demonstrating great pace and resilience, Darryn made his way through the pack to end the race 14th – claiming two world championship points, bringing his total to 60 and moving to seventh in the riders’ standings.
Unfortunately after a mistake in Q1 yesterday the stewards gave me two penalties: the disqualification from Q2 but also a ride-through for today. I was very disappointed because the ride-through does ruin your race, but I went out and did what I could. I was lucky enough to come away with two points, which is better than nothing! At the least the penalty is out the way, we have points in the bag and now we roll on to Assen – the last round before the summer break. I really want to be able to go into the break with something to celebrate.