Darryn’s #MalaysianGP weekend ends prematurely with injuries resulting from heavy crash
Unfortunately, Darryn Binder will be missing on the Malaysian GP starting grid on Sunday. The South African experienced a horror scenario in the final free practice session in the morning, which he fortunately escaped without serious injury. What had happened? Before turn one, the 25-year-old had to jump off his Kalex at top speed after the brake pressure suddenly failed. The reason for this was that shortly beforehand, when Darryn went over the curbs in the last corner, the movement was so strong that the brake pistons moved back a little. As a result, the braking power was gone.
The Intact GP rider flew and rolled over unbraked in the gravel several metres away, while his bike continued straight ahead and finally crashed into the air fence with full force. Two dislocated fingers on his left hand with cuts and trauma to his right ankle were the result of this terrifying moment that ruled him out of the Malaysian Grand Prix.
However, the South African is already rising hopes that he will be back on his Kalex in just one week’s time at the Qatar Grand Prix. The entire team wishes Darryn Binder a speedy recovery and return so that they can contest the final two races of 2023 together.
“A really unfortunate end to the weekend. There was an incident at the start of Practice three when the brakes failed in turn one. There was nothing I could do but jump off the bike. I was really lucky to come through that scary moment unscathed. I only sprained my right ankle and dislocated a couple of fingers. I’m feeling better now and I’m already hopeful that I can it make back in Qatar. But we’ll see how things develop over the next few days. Until then, it’s obviously disappointing to finish the weekend here, but sometimes these things happen.”