Darryn finishes twenty first in rain-hit #ThaiGP at Buriram
The Thailand Grand Prix developed to be a tricky one for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team today. After all sessions throughout the weekend took place in dry conditions, rain hit the Chang International Circuit this afternoon and delivered some delays to race start, which was shortened to 25 laps in the end.
Darryn Binder made a strong start even in wet conditions pushing up to P18 by lap 1 after starting from 23rd on the grid today. But, the wet track proved to be tricky as he was gradually pushed back being crossed by some riders throughout the race and managed to only finish his 17th race of his rookie season in P21.
The WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team now has a little break to rest after a long three weeks of back to back racing and will then head to Australia for Round 18, and the final three rounds of the 2022 season.
“I’m quite disappointed to be really honest, it’s always difficult to be going straight into the rain race not having some final laps in the wet before. I had a good start, I felt quite good in the first laps but you couldn’t see anything going from turn 1 to 3 then to 4, it was shocking, I think I was riding like fourth gear on the straight in the first four laps cause I couldn’t see where I was going. But anyway, I was making passes, I passed a couple of riders and building my way up, and in lap 4 or 5 I caught up to Fabio (Quartararo) and I was feeling good lining up where I was going to pass him, but the next thing I just started to lock the front everywhere, I don’t know if the front tyre started to heat but then I was just making mistake as I keep locking the front so I ran off a couple of times and got back on. I tried my best to keep the same pace and everyone was just getting faster but I was staying the same so I’m really disappointed. I really thought I was going to get going but it is what it is. So, we try again in Phillip Island and I can’t wait.”