Points finish and positive takeouts for Darryn in the #QatarGP
Starting the 18-lap Qatar Grand Prix from 20th on the grid, Darryn Binder immediately set off like a rocket and moved up six positions to P14 within just a few corners. In the meantime, the Moto2 rookie even moved up to twelfth place but was unable to defend it. Still marked by last week’s crash and bruises in Malaysia, Darryn finally finished a solid 14th place, scored two more points, and is now confidently looking forward to the big season finale in Valencia, Spain, in just one week’s time.
P14 – (+16.306)
Moto2 World Championship 2023 – P19 – 34 Points
“I think I can be satisfied with today’s race because I had a good start and tried to do my best to stay with the front group. But unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay with them. I also had physical problems in the middle of the race, which I was able to overcome towards the end of the race and find my pace again. I set my best lap time of the race on the last lap. Considering where I was a week ago, there are a lot of positives to take away. Overall, I’m quite happy with how the race went and I think the gap to first place was probably one of the closest I’ve had this season. The position wasn’t fantastic but I scored some points so I think I can go to Valencia happy and in the meantime hopefully, I can recover a bit more in these couple of days off to be stronger next week.”