Darryn takes fourteenth place finish after early grip issues in the #CatalanGP


For Darryn Binder, the Barcelona GP is probably one of those that he would like to tick off quickly. During the three days in Catalunya, the South African struggled and even though he got away well from the start in the race, making up three positions, his pace was not sufficient to pose a threat to the top 10. Thanks to a number of crashes and long-lap penalties, the 26-year-old finished fifteenth after a battle with Jaume Masia, but was then classified fourteenth due to Marcos Ramirez’s disqualification and took home important championship points for the second time in a row.

The next race in Mugello is already on the agenda next Sunday.

Darryn Binder

P14 – (+24.747)
Moto2 World Championship 2024 – P22 – 5 Points

“Unfortunately, it wasn’t the race I had imagined. Right from the start, I had a really bad feeling for the rear of the bike and therefore couldn’t push as hard as I would have liked. Apart from that, I knew it was going to be a long race and it would be important to take care of the tyres. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel like I could use the grip at the beginning. So, I was slow in the early stages, whereas towards the end it was normal. It’s disappointing that I wasn’t able to do more today, because I had a good start and I was in a good position, but in the first few laps, I couldn’t keep up with the pace of the guys. We still have work to do, to be able to attack more. So, let’s move over to Mugello and see what happens there.”