Darryn takes seventh place finish at the #AragonGP
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s Darryn Binder experienced an ultimately disappointing Gran Premio de Aragon today, ending the race seventh after starting on pole.
Darryn had a perfect start to the AragonGP from pole position, taking the holeshot and holding onto his place throughout the opening corners. Despite finding himself falling back to ninth, the South African kept himself inside the leading group for the majority of the race. Unfortunately Darryn lost contact with them in the closing stages and ultimately ended the race in seventh. He maintains sixth place in the championship standings with 104 points.
There will be no rest for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing, as they now head to Misano for the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini (17-19 September).
It was a really difficult race and I’m not sure what changed between yesterday and today, but we were missing some speed. I’m not happy with that or the result, so the team and I will have to look at what happened and why. It’s disappointing because I did feel really strong ahead of it; I was able to catch up in the corners but just couldn’t stay with the other riders in the straight. I need to look at the positives because overall it has been a good weekend and I’m really happy with how the weekend has gone, apart from the race.