Ungrateful end to a challenging 2023 season for Binder & Tulovic
The 2023 season demanded everything from the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 Team. Even in the last race of the season, Darryn Binder crossed the finish line in twentiethposition, which team-mate Lukas Tulovic did not get to see after a tyre poker, all hopes for the Valencia finale remained unfulfilled.
Darryn Binder made up an incredible nine positions on the first lap. The South African started the final 22 laps of the season in twenty-fifth place and quickly moved up to P16. Despite having his eyes on the points, Binder had no choice but to give way and take a lot of risks due to a lack of feeling for his front tyre. Unfortunately, this did not pay off. The 25-year-old finished the Valencia Grand Prix in 20th position and can looks back on a difficult season with many ups and downs. Binder finished in the points eight times, with sixth place in Argentina remaining his best result. There is still a lot of potential in the rider placed 20th in the championship, which he has not been able to prove due to numerous and sometimes long injury breaks. He will use the winter break to review the 2023 season, learn from his mistakes, and start the 2024 season, in which he will once again compete for the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team, stronger.
Lukas Tulovic wanted nothing more than to end the unexpectedly mixed season on a high. The 23-year-old showed some glimmers of hope over the course of the Valencia weekend and took a deliberate risk with a tyre gamble that was not to be rewarded. His race lasted only five laps, but already at the start, the German did not have the same good feeling for his Kalex and the front tyre as on Saturday. As with his team-mate, fate was all too often a bad betrayer for Tulovic. Crashes and injuries characterized his season, which is why he was only able to score points for only three times. The rider from Eberbach will use the coming months to put the disappointments behind him so that he can start his next adventure with the German racing team in good spirits and as fit as possible because Lukas Tulovic, together with DYNAVOLT Intact GP, is returning to the MotoE series he knows so well and aims to fight for success and titles again.
Before the doors are closing for the 2023 season, the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team would like to thank the tireless work of its crews, riders, and the continued support of all sponsors and partners. In just a few hours, on Monday, the first pre-season test for 2024 is on the agenda, for which Senna Agius will join Darryn Binder for the first time in his role as a regular rider and ride the first kilometers in preparation for a season in which the Moto2 squad aims to return to old successes.
1. Fermín ALDEGUER/ SPA/ BOSCOSCURO
2. Aron CANET/ SPA/ KALEX - (+3.986)
3. Alonso LOPEZ/ SPA/ BOSCOSCURO - (+6.455)
20. Darryn BINDER / RSA / KALEX - (+33.307)
DNF Lukas TULOVIC/ GER/ KALEX
1. Pedro ACOSTA / SPA / 332.5
2. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / 249.5 (-83)
3. Fermín ALDEGUER/ SPA/ 212 (120.5)
20. Darryn BINDER / RSA / 34 (-298.5)
24. Lukas TULOVIC / GER / 12 (-320.5)