Darryn Binder

Darryn Binder
Country: 
Full Name: 
Darryn Binder
Birth Date: 
21 January, 1998
Birth Place: 
Potchefstroom
Driver Status: 
Current
117
Races
1
Wins
3
Poles
0
Titles

Darryn Binder Biography

Darryn Binder will become the first rider since Jack Miller to jump straight from Moto3 to MotoGP after signing with Yamaha for the new satellite RNF team for 2022.

The South African inherits the place vacated by Valentino Rossi and becomes team-mate to Andrea Dovizioso. He will also be joining older brother and KTM MotoGP winner Brad in the premier-class.

While Miller battled for the 2014 Moto3 title before moving straight to MotoGP in the now defunct Open category, Binder, 23, finished seventh in the 2021 Moto3 world championship with just two podiums for SRT (both at the Qatar season openers).

On the other hand, Binder has plenty of grand prix experience and is older that present MotoGP champion Fabio Quartararo, for example.

The South African made his Moto3 debut back in 2015. A first podium came in 2018, during an otherwise disappointing year at the same factory Red Bull KTM Ajo team brother Brad won the title with, before Darryn set about rebuilding his career with CIP, culminating in his only Grand Prix race victory in 2019.

That led to the SRT chance and while seventh was his best yet championship ranking, the expected title attack never materialised.

Binder will ride a year-old M1 during his rookie MotoGP season, with Dovizioso switching up to Factory-Spec.