On Thursday forward of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano, Yamaha introduced it had agreed a take care of RNF Racing – which is rebranding from Petronas SRT in 2022 – for it to proceed being its satellite tv for pc workforce in MotoGP subsequent yr.
On the similar time Yamaha also announced it had agreed a deal with SRT Moto3 rider Binder to step as much as the premier class with RNF Racing in 2022, with an choice to increase into 2023.
Binder has ridden in Moto3 since 2015, however at present solely has one win to his identify and has come nowhere close to a title tilt, main many to query the choice to advertise him straight to MotoGP.
That is in stark distinction to the final rider to return straight from Moto3 to MotoGP, Jack Miller in 2015, who had gained six races in 2014 and missed the title by simply two factors.
Regardless of this, Binder – youthful brother of double MotoGP race winner Brad Binder – says the chance to hitch RNF in 2022 was one he couldn’t flip down, however appreciates the duty forward of him is a tough one.
“It feels unreal at present, I really feel like I’m in a special world proper now,” Binder stated of his MotoGP promotion.
“It’s a childhood dream to experience in MotoGP, not all people will get this chance and I undoubtedly by no means anticipated to return from Moto3.
“So, I’m tremendous excited, it’s an enormous step ahead, so it’s going to be a extremely massive studying curve for me.
“However I’m tremendous excited, I’m able to work as exhausting as I can and all of it begins on the finish of the yr after I get the primary experience on the M1.”
Darryn Binder, Andrea Dovizioso, RNF Racing, Razlan Razali, founder and workforce principal, RNF Racing, Matteo Ballarin, president of Europe Power Group
Photograph by: RNF Racing
He added: “It’s undoubtedly a possibility that you just simply can’t flip down, it’s a no brainer for me.
“It’s undoubtedly going to be a giant step. I’ll undoubtedly be asking my brother a whole lot of questions and I’m going to be making an attempt to observe in his footsteps very intently over the vacation to coach and take a look at and prepare for the larger bike.
“However from my aspect I undoubtedly really feel like I’ve been in Moto3 for method too lengthy, I’m fairly massive, so I really feel like my measurement ought to go well with the larger bike a bit higher.
“It’s going to be an enormous studying curve, however I’m up for the exhausting work and I’ll do my finest to only try to get stronger and stronger.”