Darryn enjoys positive opening day at Aragon


Friday saw Darryn Binder adapting well to the tricky Aragon circuit aboard the big bike. The South African concluded FP1 in P24, but with just 1.684 seconds to the top. He made some huge steps in the second session of this weekend to go 1.752 seconds quicker than in Free Practice one, finishing only 0.087 seconds behind his new experienced teammate in P20.

Darryn and his crew have some ideas on how to further move forward tomorrow in FP3 at 09:55 local time, followed by Free Practice four at 13:30 and the all-important Qualifying from 14:10.


“I feel like today has been a positive day here in Aragon. I get the impression that the small things we worked on during the Misano test are showing to be helpful here. I made a good step from FP1 to FP2, I’m really enjoying the track on the MotoGP bike and I’m ready to keep working for tomorrow to try to close the gap a little bit more. Anyway, I’m happy with the gap today, 1.2 seconds is I think the closest to the top I’ve been on a Friday.”