Darryn takes sixth place in the San Marino GP
Despite battling pain, Darryn Binder was able to make his way through the field to claim sixth place at the end of the Moto3 race at Misano today.
An aggressive start from 14th on the grid saw Darryn claim five places in as many corners, before moving into seventh by the second lap. Staying inside the leading group and battling hard with those around him, the South African was in contention for the podium, having moved into third with nine laps to go. Feeling the effects of his crashes from Friday and yesterday in the closing stages, Darryn was unable to stay with the leading group and ended the race sixth. He now sits seventh in the championship with 114 points.
Next up is the first ‘overseas’ round of the year since the Doha GP: the Grand Prix of the Americas (1-3 October).
It’s been a difficult weekend for me, as I had a really big crash in FP2 and that left me feeling terrible yesterday. I wasn’t able to qualify very well and I was still struggling in Warm Up this morning because of it. I gave it everything I had to get to the front at the start of the race and I felt strong. I was fighting for the podium positions, but with five laps to go I couldn’t block out the pain anymore. It was difficult to keep concentration in those last laps, I was making silly mistakes, and I just couldn’t hang onto the back of the group anymore. I still managed to finish sixth, which is good, and I had good pace at the beginning of the race. I’ve got to take the positives with me as I go home to recover, and come back stronger in America.