Darryn Binder aims to start over in Argentina04/04/2018
Red Bull KTM Ajo rider looks to sole South American event to take his first points of the season.
After a first Grand Prix of the year in which he experienced raceday misfortune, Darryn Binder has had two weeks to regroup in his native South Africa. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider now travels to Argentina convinced that he is on the right path, and wants to regain the feeling he had at the start of the season-opening race straight away when the series hits Termas de Rio Hondo –4.8 km. The track is the widest on the calendar, at 16 metres.
Darryn Binder has been spurred on by his performace at Losail, and has been training harder than ever in preparation for this weekend’s action. Convinced that he has a good base to work with, he returns to a circuit where he fought for the Top 10 in the race last year –eventually placing twelfth. The South African will look for a satisfactory result that allows him to pick up points and finish in the position he deserves.
Moto3 Qualifying is scheduled for 12:35pm local time –5:35pm CET– on Saturday, and the 21-lap race on Sunday at 12:00pm –5:00pm CET.
Circuit information – Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo
Length: 4.806 m / 2.986 miles
Width: 16 metres
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.076 m / 0.669 miles
40 DARRYN BINDER
“I’ve used these past two weeks without racing to go down to South Africa. At home, I continued training as usual and I had time to be with my friends and family who I had not seen for a long time. It’s been great for recharging. I can’t wait for this second challenge of the season. I want to continue from where we left off in the race in Qatar, where I managed to be fast and have a good feeling with the bike.The goal for this weekend is to work hard from the first lap of FP1, in order to reach qualifying strong and get a good position on the starting grid –so I’m not forced to make a big extra effort and take risks on Sunday. I like the track and I had a good weekend there last year, except for the result in the race –which could have been better.”