The youthful of the Binder brothers was promoted straight from Moto3 to MotoGP for 2022 with the brand new RNF Yamaha satellite tv for pc crew, with the South African bringing backing with him.
RNF – previously Petronas SRT – elected to separate with Yamaha for 2023 having been unable to safe a longer-term take care of the Japanese marque, and can grow to be Aprilia’s first satellite tv for pc squad subsequent yr.
Binder, who was 24th out of the 26 riders to have scored in 2022 with 12 factors on his year-old M1, was seen as a “gamble” by RNF however one it hoped to develop right into a second yr.
Nevertheless, in an unique interview with Autosport, Razali claims Binder misplaced out on a seat for 2023 over Raul Fernandez and five-time race winner Miguel Oliveira as a result of he was contracted straight with Yamaha.
“Darryn’s promotion to MotoGP was a raffle, a danger for each us and him,” Razali mentioned.
“However the plan was a long-term programme. It’s not for him to return this yr and grow to be Fabio [Quartararo] – nowhere shut, that’s unimaginable.
“However we thought he had what it takes. And to some extent he did present he had the flexibility to experience the MotoGP bike, however he was nonetheless studying.
“However you possibly can’t do a lot in a single yr, so the plan was to proceed with Yamaha for a number of years and to proceed with him.
“Sadly, he was contracted with Yamaha.
“If he was contracted with us and we switched to Aprilia, we’d have honoured that settlement.
Darryn Binder, RNF MotoGP Racing
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“However sadly, the state of affairs with Yamaha didn’t proceed and he’s a sufferer in that sense.
“However what he has finished is basically good, however once more what are you able to anticipate from him after developing from Moto3?”
Razali says Binder didn’t get any “actual improvement” on his 2021-spec Yamaha, however believes “for a rookie it [the bike] was adequate”.
RNF endured a turbulent 2022 in its first yr as a brand new entity, with Andrea Dovizioso retiring after the San Marino GP, whereas title sponsor WithU elected to give up for 2023.
Nevertheless, RNF has secured title backing from crypto firm CryptoDATA, which sponsored this yr’s Austrian Grand Prix.