Cruel truth: Darryn Binder (Yamaha) without a chance / MotoGP

With the U RNF, Yamaha does not have an easy season in the MotoGP class. With star driver Andrea Dovizioso, there is hardly a countable result, and even rookie Darryn Binder is getting nowhere.

At the seventh MotoGP weekend at Le Mans in 2022, a Yamaha battled for the podium. Fabio Quartararo from the factory team finished in fourth place in his home race. The other three Yamaha riders had to settle for places 15, 16 and 17 – 17 riders also reached the finish line. Circuit Bugatti is considered a parade ground for the M1. After 25 laps of the 4.1 km long Bugatti Circuit, Darryn Binder was the last to see the checkered flag.

The South African from the WithU-RNF team had hopes for a better result after the training sessions. However, the race brought the 24-year-old back to earth: 59.7 seconds behind the victorious Ducati rider Enea Bastianini from Italy.

“I’m very disappointed with my run. The start was good and I think I went into the first corner in 15th place. On the second lap I had a dangerous moment in turn 1, so I had to skip the harassment and came back on the track last, “Binder summed up the initial phase of Le Mans after the race.

The Yamaha rider then clarified his statements. “Unfortunately I did not have the feel for the front right from the start, the whole race felt like I had been on raw eggs. I was behind Raul for the first five or six laps, but I had a lot of trouble keeping up with him. Then he fell and I made several mistakes, “admitted WM-21.” I am very disappointed in myself. The feeling completely disappeared between the warm-up and the race. “

“Normally, running is my greatest strength, but I was half a second faster in the warm-up than in the race. Unfortunately, I had more problems than the two days before. I really wanted to understand why, because I ran the same thing I did all weekend. “But when I tried to change something, I was no longer consistent. I had a lot of slips over the front wheel when I turned into the corners,” groaned Darryn Binder.

MotoGP results, Le Mans (May 15):

1. Bastianini, Ducati, 27 laps in 41: 34.613 min.
2. Miller, Ducati, + 2,718 sec
3. Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia, +4.182
4. Quartararo, Yamaha, +4.288
5. Zarco, Ducati, +11.139
6. Marc Marquez, Honda, +15,155
7. Nakagami, Honda, +16,680
8. Brad Binder, KTM, +18,459
9. Marini, Ducati, +20,541
10. Vinales, Aprilia, +21.486
11. Pol Asparagus, Honda, +22,707
12. Bezzecchi, Ducati, +23,408
13. In Giannantonio, Ducati, +26.432
14. Alex Marquez, Honda, +28,710
15. Morbidelli, Yamaha, +29.433
16. Dovizioso, Yamaha, +38.149
17. Darryn Binder, Yamaha, +59.748
– Oliveira, KTM, 3 laps left
– Bagnaia, Ducati, 7 laps down
– Martin, Ducati, 11 laps behind
Mir, Suzuki, 14 laps left
– Fernández, KTM, 21 laps down
– Rins, Suzuki, 22 laps down
– Gardner, KTM, 24 laps down

Championship status after 7 of 21 Grand Prix:

1. Quartararo 102 points. 2 Aleix Espargaró 98 3 Bastianini 94 4 Rins 69 5 Miller 62 6 Zarco 62 7 Bagnaia 56 8 Brad Binder 56 9 Mir 56 10 Marc Marquez 54 11 Oliveira 43. Morbidelli 19 18 Bezzecchi 19 19 Alex Marquez 18 20 Dovizioso 8 21. Darryn Binder 6. 22. Di Giannantonio 3. 23. Gardner 3.

Constructors’ Championship:

1. Ducati 156 points. 2. Yamaha 102. 3. Aprilia 99. 4. KTM 84. 5. Suzuki 80. 6. Honda 67.

Team WC:

1. Aprilia Racing 131 points. 2 Suzuki Ecstar 125 3 Monster Energy Yamaha 121 4 Ducati Lenovo 118 5 Red Bull KTM Factory 99 6 Gresini Racing MotoGP 97 7 Repsol Honda 94 8 Pramac Racing 90 9 LCR Honda 48 10 Mooney VR46 Racing 1 Yamaha RNF 11 Med Tech Factory 1 Yamaha RNF3U . 3

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