Darryn Binder motivated for start of triple flyaways


Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider heads to Japan to contest the first of three races in as many weeks.


The Moto3 World Championship hits Japan for the sixteenth round of the 2018 season this weekend. The event at Twin Ring Motegi will be first of three consecutive races, in the traditional ‘triple flyaway’ section of the season. Darryn Binder comes into the event motivated after his showing at the recent Thai GP, and is a fan of the Japanese circuit.

The finale to the Thai GP did not reflect the great performance Binder had shown throughout the weekend in Buriram. A crash in the race, after contact from another rider, overshadowed his having put in a positive showing in Free Practice and enjoyed a joint-best sixth place in qualifying. Motegi provides another opportunity for Binder to achieve a good result and take his first points in a Japanese GP.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team have taken 3 consecutive second places at the Japanese GP, through Miguel Oliveira -2015-, Brad Binder -2016- and Niccolo Antonelli -2017-.

The 20-lap Moto3 race will start on Sunday, October 21st at 11am local time -4am CEST.


Circuit information – Twin Ring Motegi
Length: 4.801 m / 2.983 miles
Width: 15 m
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 762 m / 0.473 miles
Constructed: 1997
Modified: 1997


“I spent this week in Phuket, Thailand, following the last Grand Prix. It was a very fun week, but I have not stopped training, since we expect a very tough final stage of the season. Now we start the traditional flyaway rounds, with three races in three weeks, and that’s something that I personally like. Motegi is a circuit I like a lot and I have a good memory from 2016 there, as in just four laps I climbed twenty places. I eventually crashed out of the race, but I was fast and comfortable. The goal for Japan will be to try to work the same way we did in Thailand and try to get to the race on Sunday prepared and with a good grid position.”