Darryn Binder finishes in 18th place in the #ArgentinaGP
The Gran Premio Michelin de la República Argentina took place in sunny and hot conditions, following a very unusual weekend, which saw practice time limited due to cargo issues after the Indonesian round two weeks ago. Yet, Warm Up was extended to 40 minutes in order to give riders and teams a better chance to prepare the 25 laps race in the afternoon.
Thereby, WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team’s Darryn Binder started race day with a strong pace in Warm Up to finish in P15. After starting the race from P23, he made up one position on the first lap and climbed up to P18 on lap three. The South African delivered some strong fights again with his fellow rookies and more experienced riders. Yet, he struggled to keep his pace towards the end in the high temperatures. Nevertheless, Darryn finished his third MotoGP race in P18, learning more and more about his Yamaha YZR-M1 and keeping second place in the rookies fight.
“I was really happy with how things went this morning. I felt like I made a good step in Warm Up, but unfortunately in the race, I wasn’t able to keep the same feeling. It was a really difficult race for me. I tried everything to keep a good rhythm and stay with the guys, but at the end of the race I was really struggling to keep the same pace as the other guys. I felt like the conditions were really different compared to this morning and the bike behaved a bit different. Anyway, it was a good learning experience, I take the positives and move on to America.”