Top ten finish for Darryn in the #JapaneseGP
The Japanese Grand Prix was an up-and-down ride for the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Team’s Moto2 squad, but the weekend ended on a positive note with Darryn Binder finishing tenth.
For Darryn, the Japan Grand Prix marked only his second Grand Prix since returning from injury. He made his comeback last weekend in India with seventh place, his second best result of the season since sixth in Argentina. The South African made a good start to the 19-lap race from 18th position and found himself in a group fighting for seventh place. He had a couple of battles with Alonso Lopez and Van Den Goorbergh and in the end was able to enjoy a solid tenth place together with his team.
In a fortnight the Indonesian Grand Prix will be held on the Mandalika Street Circuit in Lombok from 13 to 15 October.
P10 – (+19.405)
Moto2 World Championship 2023 – P18 – 28 Points
“A pretty good race for me and I’m quite happy with the result. Starting from 18th isn’t the best but luckily I kept my pace throughout the whole race and could make some passes and reach the top ten. More mileage under my belt, and I’m starting to feel much more comfortable on the bike. Moving on to the next round I think I can push forward again and the most important thing is to work on my qualifying for a better grid position. It definitely makes the race a bit easier.”