Difficult #ValenciaGP weekend closes with a DNF for Darryn
After 20 thrilling rounds across the globe, the final weekend of the MotoGP World Championship 2022 that took place at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo saw a disappointing end for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team today, as both, Darryn Binder and Cal Crutchlow unluckily crashed, and sadly Darryn was unable to remount and see the chequered flag.
Darryn had been struggling throughout the entire weekend. Several crashes lead to the South African losing his confidence on the bike. Nevertheless, he pushed hard from the back of the grid from lap one. He was able to keep P23 on the first four laps, but then fell victim to his lack of confidence on lap five and lost the front, which unfortunately led to an early end of his rookie season in the premier class.
“I’m really upset and disappointed to finish my last Grand Prix weekend the way this one went. It has been a really really tough weekend for me, I’ve struggled all weekend with feelings on the bike and unfortunately I’ve had many crashes this weekend. In the race I just started and I was at the back of the pack and I was just trying to figure things out for myself and build it up lap by lap, because I wasn’t really able to push and didn’t have a great feeling and I had another crashed heading into Turn 2. It was probably the worst weekend of my year, but it is what is. It has been a cool year and I really enjoyed every moment of riding the MotoGP bike and I can’t thank everybody enough who was part of this year with me and thanks for the great opportunity. I had an amazing team and they supported me all the way until the end and I am grateful to them and to everyone who supported me. I am now looking forward to my new adventure.”