Binder scores after rocket start in Indonesia, Tulovic 22nd in comeback race

It was an energy-sapping few days for the two riders of the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team as they fought for positions in tropical heat at the Indonesian Grand Prix. Darryn Binder leaves Lombok with another three world championship points thanks to his 13th position, while Lukas Tulovic finished the race in 22nd.

Having started the race in twentieth place, Darryn Binder catapulted to twelfth position within a few corners, from where the South African tried everything to catch up with the top 10. Unfortunately, the 25-year-old had to admit defeat to several opponents after heated duels. His 13th place in the 15th race of the season gave Binder three more points, which he wants to increase at the Australian Grand Prix next week by making better use of Friday to lay the foundations so that he can then attack more actively in qualifying.

For the recently injured Lukas Tulovic, the 22-laps were a real challenge as the German found himself in last position after the start, having to dodge two crashing riders and then thwart a highsider of his own. These unfortunate incidents made it exceedingly difficult for the 23-year-old to come back. The after-effects were still being felt in the race, but the Mandalika Circuit gave last year's European champion a lot to look forward to. It is with equal anticipation that he now travels to Australia, where he will strive for further improvements from the 20th - 22nd of October and hoping to score points together with his teammate.


2.   Aron CANET/ SPA/ KALEX – (+2.044)
3.   Fermín ALDEGUER/ SPA/ BOSCOSCURO – (+4.716)
13. Darryn BINDER / RSA / KALEX – (+19.986)
22. Lukas TULOVIC/ GER/ KALEX – (+42.548)

World Championship
1.   Pedro ACOSTA / SPA / 277
2.   Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / 212 (-65)
3.   Jake DIXON/ GBR/ 172 (-105)
18. Darryn BINDER / RSA / 31 (-246)
23. Lukas TULOVIC / GER / 12 (-265)