Darryn takes forward Mugello positives after Sunday DNF


In the Moto2 Grand Prix of Italy, which was reduced to 12 laps, LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 rider Darryn Binder made a very good start from fifth on the grid, but unfortunately, his battle in the leading group was over sooner than he wanted in the middle of the race.

Up until lap 6 of the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello, Darryn had a thoroughly liberating weekend. Then fate struck, but it did not undermine the upward trend that had been recorded up to that point. After his strong qualifying, he started from row two in fifth position, from where he got away very well and held his own in third place in the first laps. The 26-year-old fought tenaciously in the midst of the seven-man leading group but lost a few positions towards the middle of the race and fought his way back to fourth position when a small mistake ruined everything for him.

In turn 8, the infamous Arrabbiata, the front of his Kalex slipped, which was badly damaged in the crash. Despite the personal disappointment, Darryn takes many positive impressions with him and is nevertheless pleased about the important development steps that he has taken this weekend together with his crew and which should also form the basis for a successful Assen Grand Prix in four weeks’ time.

Darryn Binder
Moto2 World Championship 2024 – P24 – 5 Points

“We came to Mugello with a firm plan to take the bike out on Friday and do as many laps as possible. I immediately felt very fast and competitive after doing two or three flying laps. The feeling for the bike and for the track was really good. Over the course of the weekend, we made small changes, mainly to get ready for the race. We were able to improve in every session, which led to a good feeling, and we managed to get a good grid position. In the race I got off to a good start, I was in the group and watched the guys a bit and played a bit. Until then I felt super good. I’m disappointed in myself for making a mistake because honestly, that’s the last place I would have expected to crash. I was fast, and felt very comfortable, although maybe a bit too confident. I didn’t do anything different from the laps before. I went in and unfortunately, the front got lost. Unfortunately, I couldn’t save it at that speed. It’s super disappointing, but at the same time I’m taking the positives from this weekend, looking ahead to Assen and wanting to keep the momentum going there.”