Moto3 2021
Round 4

Binder has his eyes set on the Jerez podium

es Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto

Darryn Binder (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) aims to get his World Championship attack back on track at Jerez after a disappointing weekend at the Portuguese GP.

Binder has his eyes set on the Jerez podium

The 23-year-old South African was penalised for a rules infraction during qualifying, which had him start the race from pit lane.

Binder had finished the first two races – the Qatar and Doha GPs – on the podium but the handicap of starting several seconds behind the pack at Portimao was too much and he couldn’t do better than 20th place. He retained third place in the points standings, nonetheless.

Although this is the one-time Moto3 race winner’s first season with Honda he has already tested at Jerez with his NSF250RW, winner of the last four Moto3 Constructors World Championships.

Two places behind Binder in the points standings is 25-year-old Italian Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW), who is just ahead of 24-year-old Argentine rider Gabriel Rodrigo (Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW).

Yuki Kunii (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) scored his first World Championship points in the Doha GP, in 15th place, and finished the other two races in 16th, 0.066 seconds and 0.445 seconds outside the points. These results prove that the 18-year-old from Setagaya is getting faster and growing in confidence as he continues his second season at world level. Kunii tested at Jerez earlier this year, when he felt good with his NSF250RW, so he plans to finish this weekend inside the top 15 once again.

Andi Farid Izdihar (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) moved from Moto2 to Moto3 this year, so the 23-year-old Indonesian is reacquainting himself with life in the class. He has previous experience of the category from his time in the Asia Talent Cup and the CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship and believes he made great progress in understanding his NSF250RW during the Portuguese GP.

Darryn Binder
Darryn Binder 40
Petronas Sprinta Racing
After a tough race last time in Portugal, I’m really looking forward to getting to Jerez. I’ve had some good races there in the past and it’s a circuit that I always really enjoy riding. I’m hoping that I can get back to how I was in the first couple of races this year. I’m aiming to just get my head down, work hard, stay out of trouble and be able to fight for those top positions in the race. Hopefully we can come away from the Spanish GP with another podium.

Andrea Migno
Andrea Migno 16
Rivacold Snipers Team
Getting third place and finishing on the podium at Portimao, especially after coming so close to the podium in the race before, was a great moment for me and the team. this result proves that we are getting to know the NSF250RW better every weekend, so I expect we can perform event better at Jerez, where I made first contact with the Honda during preseason tests.

Gabriel Rodrigo
Gabriel Rodrigo 2
Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3
Jerez is a circuit where I’ve always been quick, even though I missed something when it came to manage the race. This year we saw a change with regards to this, and we’re ready to play our cards right. The fifth place at Portimao was surely a great result, but it’s undeniable that we’re looking for more.

Andi Farid Izdihar
Andi Farid Izdihar 19
Honda Team Asia
I’m really excited about this race, because in Portugal we felt such a big improvement from the first two races in Qatar and I believe that we can keep getting better this weekend at Jerez. We will work hard like always and I will try my very best to keep improving and on Sunday get as many points as possible.

Yuki Kunii
Yuki Kunii 92
Honda Team Asia
We did preseason tests at Jerez and I had a good feeling with the bike during those days, plus I know the track well, so I am confident going into this fourth race weekend of the year. I’m really excited because I learned a lot during the Portimao race. Once again I will keep pushing from practice into qualifying and especially in the beginning stages on the race.

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