Binder scores in Buriram catch-up, Tulovic with late mistake

For Darryn Binder, the challenging Thailand Grand Prix brought a conciliatory end thanks to a strong recovery to 15th place. LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 rider Lukas Tulovic made a small mistake on the last lap dropping him out of the race while on P19.

Darryn Binder's mission to make up ground in the race after two busy days in Buriram and thus eradicate his 25th place on the grid was well-accomplished thanks to a strong start. Already on the first lap, the South African moved up six positions and fought his way into the points over the course of the 22-lap race. The 25-year-old finished this sweaty Thailand race in fifteenth place and consequently collected another World Championship point.

Lukas Tulovic also gradually worked his way forward from his 26th starting position and was in 19th place on the last lap. Unfortunately, a small mistake a few meters before the finish line in a duel with Alex Escrig caused the 23-year-old to slip, which ultimately resulted in him being classified last. Fortunately, the German was uninjured, so he will now do everything he can to clear his head for the 18th Moto2 race of the season, which will take place in Malaysia from the 10th - 12th of November.


2.   Pedro ACOSTA/ SPA/ KALEX – (+3.481)
3.   Somkiat CHANTRA/ THA/ KALEX – (+9.794)
15. Darryn BINDER / RSA / KALEX – (+33.565)
23. Lukas TULOVIC/ GER/ KALEX – (+1'27.793)

World Championship
1.   Pedro ACOSTA / SPA / 300.5
2.   Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / 237.5 (-63)
3.   Jake DIXON/ GBR/ 172 (-128.5)
19. Darryn BINDER / RSA / 32 (-268.5)
24. Lukas TULOVIC / GER / 12 (-288.5)