Last lap crash sees Darryn disqualified from #AlgarveGP
It proved to be a difficult day at the office for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing, with Darryn Binder disqualified from the Grande Prémio do Algarve for a last lap incident.
Darryn was able to gain two places off the line, moving into fifth by the end of the first lap, and moved into second one lap later. A fierce fight for the podium places ensued, that lasted until the final stages of the race.
With three laps to go the South African was forced to avoid another rider’s incident, which dropped him to eighth, but was able to recover to fourth. However, he was disqualified from the race after an incident on the final lap. Darryn is now seventh in the World Championship with 136 points.
I just want to apologise. I was trying to overtake [Sergio] Garcia, was braking and suddenly saw [Dennis] Foggia in front of me. I had nowhere to go. I’m really sorry to him, his team and Garcia for the crash. Obviously it’s the last thing I wanted to happen, especially with Dennis fighting for a championship title, and was definitely not my intention. Again I just want to apologise to everyone involved.