Darryn taken out of #ItalianGP at Mugello by another rider’s Turn 1 crash


The Gran Premio d’Italia at the Mugello Circuit was able to start as a dry race at a summery 26 degrees after yesterday’s rain. 19 heated race laps were in store, but the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP comeback rider Darryn Binder was taken out by a falling competitor during the first lap.

The Moto2 team from Memmingen had to swallow two bitter pills on this supposedly beautiful race Sunday. Directly after the start, there was a collision in turn 1, in which, apart from Darryn Binder, Fermin Aldeguer, and Jeremy Alcoba were also involved. Video footage showed that Aldeguer crashed and his rear wheel hit the front tyre of the unlucky Binder. Darryn, for his part, was no longer able to take evasive action or react in any way. Not the comeback the South African had hoped for, but he remained unhurt and is now looking forward to the next chance in just one week.

Darryn Binder
Moto2 World Championship 2023 – P18 – 10 Points

“It was definitely not the comeback race we were hoping for. I had a really good jump off the line and went into the first corner in a good position but unfortunately, I got collected by another rider’s bike that had crashed and I just had nowhere to go. I am really disappointed to end the weekend like this because I felt good, and made some good steps forward in every session. Luckily I only have to wait a couple of days until the Sachsenring where we will try again. I keep working and making steps forward and I’m sure the good results will come. I am really looking forward to the German GP as it’s the team’s home race but it’s also a very nice track and the German crowds are special so it’s definitely a different kind of race. It will be cool and now that I’m in a German team I will have even more supporters so let’s hope we can put together a good race.”