Darryn Binder ready to take part at French Grand Prix16/05/2018
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider heads to Le Mans to participate in the fifth round of the year, after his crash in qualifying at Jerez that did not allow him to finish the weekend.
After missing the first European race as he was declared unfit to ride at Jerez, Darryn Binder will travel to Le Mans this weekend with the intention of participating in the French GP. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider has undergone several medical check-ups and physiotherapy sessions throughout this week, focused on his left shoulder and his right ankle. Despite being ready to contest the fifth round of the season, Binder must pass a medical examination by the World Championship doctors on Thursday to receive the final all-clear.
The South African has been working very hard during the past two weeks to get in the best possible shape, and thus be able to take part in the race weekend and improve his feeling on the bike. Despite crashing at the French GP in 2017, the South African was comfortable in that event, riding in podium positions for much of the race. This year Binder wants to return to the front, although he also wants to go step by step. The first objective will be receiving clearance, and from there he will go for points.
The Moto3 qualifying session will be held at 12:35pm on Saturday and the race on Sunday at 11:00am, lasting 22 laps.
Circuit information – Bugatti Circuit
Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles
Width: 15 metres
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 m / 0.418 miles
40 DARRYN BINDER
“My shoulder and ankle feel better. This week I have gone through several checks in Barcelona where I have been able to see exactly where the pain is located and on what points I have to work to feel better. I have been going to the physiotherapist and feeling better every day. I can already ride a static bike and I’ve tried to do some supermoto, so we’ll see how I feel onboard the Moto3 bike. I really enjoyed the resurfaced track at Le Mans last year and I’m looking forward to getting back there. I was feeling more comfortable on the bike at Jerez before I crashed, so I hope that this weekend we can continue working in the same way.”