Fightback from early Sachsenring crash sees Darryn finish P25


Bad luck seems to be nipping at the heels of Darryn Binder, who also made an impressive start to the ninth race of the season, making up an impressive five positions in the first few metres. In tenth position, the South African rode a strong race, but in turn 1 his Kalex did not forgive him a slight mistake. Darryn ended up in the gravel and did everything he could to rejoin the race. He finally finished the race in the last position in order to gain further insights into the Pirelli tyres and behaviour and to quickly get yet another crash out of his system before the summer break.

In the weeks leading up to the Silverstone Grand Prix from the 2nd – 4th of August, Senna Agius and Darryn Binder will recharge their batteries for the second, packed half of the season.

Darryn Binder
P25 – (+1’13.462)
Moto2 World Championship 2024 – P24 – 6 Points

“When I turned into turn one and released the brakes, I unfortunately lost the front. That had happened a few laps before, and I had the feeling that the front felt a bit strange. Obviously, it was getting a bit hot in the group, I was between a lot of guys. So, I dropped back a bit and tried to get some fresh air. But obviously, I didn’t give it enough time. It’s very disappointing because I felt really strong today, I had a good start and I think I made the right choice for the rear tyre, which meant I could have had a bit more than the other guys towards the end. So, it’s disappointing, but at the same time I was close this weekend, but I couldn’t get it together. But in the race, I felt like I could do it. So, I was hoping to be able to fight for the top ten at least. Anyway, it is what it is because it’s been a really tough first half of the season and I’m looking forward to these three weeks to reset, refocus and put everything I’ve learned together and then come back and have a solid second half of the year. I feel like we’re really close to getting things in line.”