Cruel luck sees Darryn wiped out by another rider at the first corner for second race in a row


The Moto2 race at the Sachsenring did not go well for LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP’s Darryn Binder. Once again, Darryn was kicked out of the race through no fault of his own, a terrible blow for the second race in a row upon his return from injury.

Darryn’s longed-for injury comeback seems to remain elusive. A week ago in Mugello, he was already knocked down in the starting scrum through no fault of his own. This time, Jeremy Alcoba caused the crash, pushing Bo Bendsnyder to the outside in turn 1, causing the Dutchman to crash into the South African and end his race. It was a bitter pill to swallow, as the 25-year-old had shown a good pace in qualifying and was in high spirits to make up ground in the race and fight for the points.

Darryn Binder
Moto2 World Championship 2023 – P19 – 10 Points

“This is 2/2 and I once again didn’t make it out of the first corner. I am really really disappointed and seriously needed the laps. Sadly, as I went into Turn 1, I got hit by a bike I haven’t seen the footage yet but even though I saw Bendsnyder next to me in the gravel, it seems as if someone crashed into him and I just got collected by his bike. Very unfortunate but that’s racing so what can you do… Next week, in Assen I need to go out, get my head down, and make sure I get directly to Q2 and grab a good grid position in order to not be amongst the trouble in the first corner. I’m sorry for the team as it was their home race and I really wanted to do my best to give them a good result but unfortunately, this was once more out of our hands today. Luckily I didn’t get hurt so we can move on in a couple of days.”