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Darryn Binder, Petronas Sprinta Racing
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MotoGP Algarve GP
Opinion

Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove

OPINION: MotoGP-bound Darryn Binder was already under the microscope as his jump from Moto3 to join RNF's new top-class team was announced. But his crash with title hopeful Dennis Foggia caused significant consternation among the ranks - with many current riders suggesting the top level should be harder to break into as a result

The doubts generated by the arrival of Darryn Binder in MotoGP have only increased after the incident caused by the South African that decided the Moto3 title at the Algarve Grand Prix. But they hide a deeper problem than the aggressiveness of younger riders, which affects the teams and the organisation.

If is one thing is clear, it's that Binder made a mistake at Portimao on Sunday when he took Dennis Foggia with him. The attempt to overtake was already reckless in itself, but his action was made even more serious because of its consequences: the attack decided the title in favour of Pedro Acosta. Logically, it was Foggia's Leopard team that was the most furious, but Binder's miscalculation also prevented Acosta from winning the title in style, without interference from third parties.

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