Darryn’s qualifying at Aragon hindered by yellow flags, lines up 23rd


The sun was shining bright over the Motorland Aragon on Saturday again, although proceedings didn’t go according to plan for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team with Darryn Binder overriding the limits twice today and Cal Crutchlow registering a first crash towards the end of Free Practice three this morning. Luckily both escaped their respective crashes unharmed.

Darryn, who went down at the end of FP3 this morning and again in FP4, still jumped back on the bike for Q1, starting optimistically. Like his new teammate, the MotoGP rookie couldn’t get closer to the front, as yellow flags stopped his progress on his second and final outing. He was left back in P13 of Q1, which means he’ll have to launch off from row eighth tomorrow when the lights go out for the Aragon Grand Prix, round 15 of 2022.


“Saturday didn’t go completely to plan. FP3 started off alright this morning, I made some nice steps, but unfortunately, at the end when I was doing a time attack, I crashed. In FP4 we were just working on the tires for the race. Unfortunately, I had another crash. Qualifying didn’t go according to plan, I didn’t feel confident riding around in the beginning. I went out for the second run, but both laps have been yellow flagged. It wasn’t what I expected, but tomorrow is another day and I’ll do my best.”