Darryn Binder out for another good result from flyaway finale31/10/2018
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider looks to end three consecutive weeks of action with positive result.
Darryn Binder arrives at the penultimate Grand Prix of the season this weekend, the Malaysian GP, with great confidence after having put in his best performances of the season over the past fortnight. After a great showing in Thailand from which he ultimately came away emptyhanded, the South African achieved his first World Championship podium in Japan and debuted on the front row of the grid in Australia, where he completed the weekend with a brilliant race -fighting for victory amongst a packed front group.
The Sepang International Circuit will be the last stop of the triple flyaways, before the season’s last round in Valencia. Despite not finishing the race last season, the Malaysian track holds a good memory for Binder, who finished the 2016 race in the Top 10 after a great comeback, starting from the tenth row of the grid. The main challenge for the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider this weekend will be the heat and humidity usually experienced at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo team have a strong Sepang pedigree in the Moto3 class, with a total of 3 wins and 2 further podiums. Among these results, current Moto2 stars Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder were both on the rostrum (1-2) in the 2015 season.
The race, held at the Sepang International Circuit, will start on Sunday at 12pm local time and will be held over 17 laps.
Circuit information – Sepang International Circuit
Length: 5.543m / 3.444 miles
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 920m / 0.572 miles
40 DARRYN BINDER
“We come into this last race outside of Europe having had a very good weekend in Australia; we just missed out on an even better result on a last lap in which anything could happen. I really like the Sepang International Circuit. It’s not that I’ve achieved great results in the past there, but that doesn’t matter, because with the setup that we have found and all the positive input from these last two races we are in strong shape. I am sure that this weekend we will continue to be so, and keep extending this good run of results. I have a desire for more.”