Darryn suffers back injury in #AustrianGP crash


For Darryn Binder the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring ended early in lap three after starting from 15th position. The Moto2 rookie lost the front wheel in turn 2, unfortunately coming into the path of Sam Lowes, who was unable to avoid him, touching the grounded rider. Unfortunately, the South African injured his back in the crash.

An initial CT scan showed a fracture of the 3rd vertebral body, and further examinations will now have to reveal the length of the 25-year-old’s recovery phase.

Round eleven of the Moto2 World Championship now takes the Memmingen-based racing team to Spain, where the next world championship points are up for grabs at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from the 1st – 3rd of September.

Darryn Binder

“Unfortunately, the race didn’t go to plan. I got off to an alright start, felt good the first couple of laps but sadly, going into turn 2, I made a small mistake and ended up tucking in the front. Unfortunately, the bike caught grip again and turned me more into the track again when I was on the ground. Sam Lowes had nowhere to go. I’m sorry for ruining his race by crashing in front of him. I’ve hurt my back so we will have to get some further checks to see what they say. Hopefully, I’ll be back as soon as possible.”