Darryn eager for season start as testing concludes at Portimao


The LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team put the 2023 Kalex through its paces again in Portimao ahead of the season opener at the same track in less than a week’s time.

In less than ideal weather conditions, the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team riders set out with ambition at the Portimao circuit on Portugal’s Algarve coast. Darryn Binder continued his Moto2 learning process, finishing P22 in the combined standings.

Darryn was getting more and more familiar with his new machine and the cooperation with the team was also getting better and better, according to the 25-year-old. Despite a small slip-up on Sunday, the Moto2 rookie is happy about what he has learned and the upcoming challenge at the season opener. He has clearly set himself the goal of reducing his gap of 1.520s to the lead and competing in a direct duel.

The 2023 season kicks off on Friday 24 March before the first valuable Moto2 World Championship points are up for grabs on Sunday 26 March.

Darryn Binder
P22 – 1’43.427 (+1.520)

“Today was the third and final day of testing and we managed to do a lot of laps today to make up for the previous two days. We also got a race simulation during the second session, so overall I felt like I made some really positive steps forward over the weekend. I’m getting a lot more comfortable and familiar with the bike and team and I’m ready to start the first race weekend, get it underway, and see where we stand because I feel like I learned a lot, enjoyed myself and even though I still have a lot to learn, I’m ready to get started.”