Darryn happy with points finish in Portugal


Darryn Binder from the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 Team left the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve with his first world championship points of the still-young season.

Darryn recorded another improvement. Starting the race from 20th on the grid in row seven, the likeable 26-year-old made his way into the points from the first lap onwards, where he battled against his Intact GP team-mate Senna Agius. Darryn, who came away empty-handed in Qatar, is delighted to have scored at least one world championship point at the second round and hopes that this will be just the beginning of many more.

The next opportunity will come in three weeks’ time at the overseas race on the legendary Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Grand Prix of the Americas from 12-14 April will be a small leap into the unknown, as Darryn was unable to compete last year due to injury.

Darryn Binder

P15 – (+17.945)
Moto2 World Championship 2024 – P18 – 1 Point

“It was an interesting race because for the first time we were able to understand how the tyres and the whole package work over a full race distance, because Qatar was a disaster. However, it was also not an easy weekend as I had to start from P20 on the grid. I made up a few positions in the first few laps and I think I rode very aggressively at the beginning, which didn’t do me any good in the end. But at the same time, I found out in the last few laps how I could work a bit better with the used tyre. So, I was able to score a point in the end. That’s a positive aspect of the weekend, even if we still have a lot of work to do on the bike. I feel that in general, we are not there yet, we need to make some changes and find out how we can get faster and then we will move closer forward to the front in the races.”