Darryn takes positives from P19 finish in tricky Spanish GP


It was a fateful race Sunday for the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 Team in Jerez, as both riderscrashed in the early stages and were unfortunately left without points in Spain, although Darryn was able to re-join the race.

Changeable weather, difficult track conditions and fierce competition made up for a real challenge at the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto. After narrowly missing out on Qualifying 2, both riders from the German racing team started the 21-lap race from the seventh row. At the start of the race, the aim was to make up as many positions as possible, especially from the back of the grid, and keep up with the field. It was precisely at this stage that Darryn Binder, who had gained three positions at the start, and teammate Senna Agius went full throttle.

On lap seven, Darryn suffered a similar fate. In an attempt to capitalise on his good start and find his rhythm, the South African also slid into the gravel at turn six. The 26-year-old was able to re-join the race to gather more data and eventually finished the Spanish Grand Prix in nineteenth place.

The Moto2 riders can also look forward to a day of testing on the 4.42-kilometre Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto on Tuesday. With the knowledge gained, the duo will head to Le Mans for the French Grand Prix from the 10th – 12th of May.

Darryn Binder
P19 – (+1 Lap)
Moto2 World Championship 2024 – P23 – 1 Point

“There were tricky conditions with some crashes around me. I got a good start and tried to settle into my own rhythm while working all through the race but, unfortunately, I came into Turn 6 on the same line as before although this time closed the front [end]. I was able to restart and continue the race to gain some information and to keep working forward.”