Darryn completes pre-season testing at Jerez and is ready for the 2024 season


The IRTA test at the 4.42-kilometre Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto was a hive of activity for three days. In preparation for the start of the season next weekend in Qatar, the crews around the ambitious LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP line-up of Darryn Binder and teammate Senna Agius laid the foundations for the 2024 season.

After the winter break and a shortened Portimao test due to the weather, South African Darryn, whose 2023 season resembled a rollercoaster ride, was primarily concerned with further familiarising himself with the new Pirelli tyres in Jerez and preparing for the upcoming start of the season. A strong test has aimed to put together a solid package for next week’s Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit.

Darryn Binder

“Over the three days I felt that I was able to improve and became more consistent, as I had a much better pace. I was also able to improve my lap time towards the end, so I feel that we are now on the right way. Of course, we will see where we are in Qatar when we get there, because during pre-season tests the time on the track was very limited, so it was difficult to get everything in order as quickly as possible. But I have the feeling that we are working in the right direction. Before the first race, we have to analyze everything from today and the test as a whole and try to find the best package for Qatar.”