Disappointment as Darryn’s 2021 ends with Valencia DNF


The final Moto3 race saw mixed fortunes for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing, with Darryn Binder experiencing a highside on the opening lap.

Unfortunately the final race of the season did not end in the way that Darryn wanted, or expected, it to. The South African, who started from 16th on the grid, was in the process of making his way through the field when he experienced a Turn 4 highside on the opening lap. Sadly, this meant that the ValenciaGP came to an early end for Darryn.

At the end of PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s final season in the Moto3 championship, Binder was seventh in the World Championship standings (136 points).

Darryn Binder
DNF (+23 laps)

It’s definitely not the way I wanted to end the season. Unfortunately I didn’t have the best Qualifying yesterday, but I still felt pretty confident going into the race today. I got off to a good start, made some good passes in the first and second corners. Unfortunately in the exit of Turn 4 I had a really big highside and that was the end of my race. I’m so disappointed to end the season like this. It’s the first big mistake I’ve made at the beginning of a race this year, so I have to say sorry to the guys. It’s not the way I wanted to say farewell to them, but that’s racing sometimes. I can’t thank them enough for what has been a great season; thank you to everyone who has been involved this year and I wish them all the best for whatever their future holds.