Realistic and open Darryn Binder one step away from Moto2

His rise to MotoGP, directly from the Moto3 category, had provoked some criticism, but it is clear that Darryn Binder has been able to convince with his attitude since the beginning of the season. A humble debutante with modest expectations, he surprised with a few hits, especially during his second Grand Prix, in Indonesia, where he finished tenth, and overall managed to stay out of trouble.

After experiencing Assen what he described as he had been “most likely [son] the hardest weekend “he who struggled to keep pace on the Dutch track and who ended up with a big fall in the race, the young South African had quickly put things in perspective: “That’s how it is. It’s my debut season, I couldn’t expect much more from myself. I’m doing my best. I knew there would be tougher weekends than others. This was one of them, and unfortunately it was. I did”. not getting the most out of the race “.

“I was really looking forward to finishing these last two races a little stronger than I did. I’m a little disappointed with the way I finished this first half. I feel it took me a little longer to prove myself. I needed to keep improving and I was expecting for things to come easy, I just needed to keep working, but when a weekend is as hard as this and I manage to take a step forward in the race, I don’t have to try to do two, I have to stick with one and please try again next week “.

Aware of being at the bottom of the list

Despite his disappointment in concluding the first part of the championship with two withdrawals, Binder made a positive assessment of this series of races, considering himself above what could be expected of him. With a 12th position in Barcelona added to the points scored in Mandalika, he is mathematically matched with his experienced teammate Andrea Dovizioso, without having to be especially ashamed of his classification in the face of the great difficulties that the Yamaha group has found in the only exception of Fabio Quartararo.

“There were ups and downs. I was very happy with the ups and downs and I knew there would be downs.” he summed up as he left Assen, revealing that he was willing to accept any option for his future, including seeing possibly close the doors of MotoGP after a single season.

“I think the team wasn’t expecting much more than me. Maybe I surprised them in some way, because I think some people had a harder time than me.” he pointed out. “I’m doing my best, I’m just trying to make the most of this opportunity that was given to me and if it doesn’t come out, in the end I can always go to Moto2 and I’ll still be happy to race. On the bike.”

The market is especially turbulent this year in MotoGP, particularly due to the cessation of the Suzuki program that led to the disappearance of two handlebars by 2023 and the relocation of two top riders. The RNF team, which has stepped on the Darryn Binder stirrup, will switch manufacturers to connect with Aprilia and hopes to increase its performance. Their seats are yet to be officially filled, but there are many candidates.

“I was already hoping to know,” he said, referring to his expectation of response in terms of the follow-up that can be given to his presence at MotoGP. “Until now, I thought maybe I had a chance to keep my place, but at the same time I know that right now there are more riders than bikes and obviously I’m all at the bottom of the list. So if that opportunity exists , I hope to know exactly what will happen now, during this break. If this opportunity does not exist, I will obviously have to look at what my options would be in Moto2. That would be my priority. “

“Even if I find out I’m not staying, I’ll still enjoy this second part of the year,” promised Darryn Binder. “I feel like I still have a lot to show and I want to try to achieve my goals, mix with others and do good races. I would like to improve a little during the summer holidays, be a little sharper, a little more strong, then comes back for the second half and keeps getting closer. “

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