Row eight start at Valencia for Darryn after difficult Qualifying day
The final Qualifying of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship season is already in the history books. In sunny weather the decisive day in Valencia, Spain, started fresh in FP3 this morning, which lead to several incidents. Yet from midday, temperatures were rising and providing perfect conditions.
Darryn Binder, who already experienced a tough Friday, unfortunately went down again on Saturday. Yet, he was still able to lower his lap time in FP3 this morning by 0.667 seconds, finding his way closer to the front. Yet, another fall was tricky for him to take, therefore he was missing some confidence in Qualifying and ended up in P14 of Q1, which means he’ll have to launch his final MotoGP race for now from the eighth row of the grid tomorrow at 14:00 local time.
“This has been another very difficult day here in Valencia. The track conditions this morning have been tricky with the air and track temperature being quite a bit cooler than yesterday. It had warmed up nicely this afternoon and there was a lot less wind than yesterday, but it’s been really difficult for me. Unfortunately, I had two crashes today, which really didn’t help my confidence going into the QP. I obviously went out and just tried to get some laps under my belt trying to regain some confidence. I need to reset, start over tomorrow and try again.”