Darryn heads into the summer break with 7th in Assen
An intense battle throughout the DutchGP ended with PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s Darryn Binder being demoted three positions for exceeding track limits and ending the Assen race seventh.
A steady start for Darryn from eighth on the grid saw him lose one position in the opening corners, but he was quick to recover and was firmly inside the podium fight by lap 4. An intense battle for the podium places ensued over the course of the 22-lap race, which Darryn kept himself a part of. With three laps to go a slide going through Turn 15 dropped him to seventh, but an impressive final lap saw him cross the line fourth.
Unfortunately a penalty for exceeding track limits on the last lap demoted him to seventh, putting him sixth in the riders’ standings (69 points).
Warm Up was good this morning and I felt ready for the race. It started off really well and I was in the front group fighting for the podium all race. I was feeling really comfortable but had a moment going through Turn 15 late on, which made me lose some positions. I fought as hard as I could in the final two laps to try to get back to the podium. I managed to cross the line fourth but unfortunately, after exceeding track limits on the final lap, they dropped me three places. There’s nothing I can do, I tried my best and I’m going into the summer break feeling positive.