Born on January 21st, 1998 in Potcheftroom, South Africa, Darryn Binder followed in the footsteps of elder brother Brad and sat in a go-kart for the first time aged just 5 years old. The Binder brothers started out their motorsport journey on four wheels, and the younger of the pair won regional and national championships through to when he was seven years old.
His first serious experience on a bike was in 2007 when, encouraged by his father and older brother, Darryn won his first 50cc Nothern Regions Championship. The young South African triumphed in various classes before winning the GP125 / Moto3 Nothern Regions Championship in 2012. All these successes in his home country meant that, just like they had done with Brad before him, his family urged him to participate in the selection process for the Red Bull Rookies. In 2013 he moved to Europe to live and enjoy the MotoGP World Championship promotional competition for two years.
It was in 2015 that Darryn was given a spot in the Moto3 World Championship. After two difficult years, last season he took an important step forward with a KTM bike. Although his results were unremarkable, he always proved to be one of the strongest riders for the Austrian manufacturer. A fourth place in Italy was his best position in 2017, matching his career best placing from the 2016 Australian GP. After regular finishes in the points, his season was hindered in the summer break, when he broke the thumb of his right hand training supermotard. The injury took him out of action for four rounds. Another crash during the Valencia GP also prevented him from taking part in the final round of the season.
These unforeseen events did not stop 2-time Moto3 World Championship winners Red Bull KTM Ajo from choosing him as their sole rider for the 2018 season. In his fourth year in the series, Darryn Binder will seek to show his full potential alongside the team with the best pedigree in the class.