Darryn Binder is following in the footsteps of his brother Brad by earning himself his first Moto3 podium win over the weekend.
Barcelona, Spain (28 September 2020) – Darryn Binder, 22-years-old, earned his first-ever first place podium position for Moto3 over the weekend. Darryn has previously placed second (2019) and third (2018) at various Moto3 Grand Prix.
Darryn is riding a KTM for CIP Green Power this year. He first entered the industry through the Red Bull Rookies Cup and went on to start his Moto3 career in 2015.
“It was a difficult debut season, but with Platinum Bay Real Estate in 2016 the South African made real inroads, including a fourth place in Phillip Island. For 2017 Binder remained with the team, and made big progress despite an injury – taking top tens, points finishes and a best of fourth. In 2018, he moved to Red Bull KTM Ajo in a single rider team but had a tough season until the latter races – finally then taking his first podium. In 2019 he switched to CIP Green Power and added a second podium finish to his CV in a season clouded by controversy after a number of aggressive moves earned him the nickname ‘Divebomb Darryn’. The South African sticks with CIP Green Power for 2020.”
His first-place win over the weekend has South Africans praising the Binder family for continuing to fly the South African flag high. Darryn has raced 94 races to get to this moment, his first win!
“Barcelona is a special place for me because I took my first-ever world championship point here back in 2016.
“To get my first victory here is pretty sick too. I’ve been threatening for a long time and haven’t been able to make it possible.
“And today I had absolutely everything down to a tee and it was just a fight to the end. I can’t thank the boys (team) enough. I’m just over the moon.
“To my parents back home, thank you guys. I wouldn’t be here today with them. I love you guys lots and I’ll see you soon.”
“I’ll tell you what, the feeling is absolutely indescribable.”
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) September 27, 2020
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) September 27, 2020
Brad Binder took to Instagram to share how proud he was of his little brother. Brad was at the race and was able to give his brother a massive hug.
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