WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP rider Darren Bender made it clear that he deserved to be in the first class and today he did so against riders like Alex Espargaro or Brad Bender, his brother. In the end, we had a chat with him where he admitted his feelings regarding aspects such as critical voices about his presence in MotoGP.
“During the race, especially at the beginning, I was faster and faster, and I said to myself ‘I can’t brake too late, I can’t accelerate too early, I can’t crash.’ I wanted to keep a steady pace, so I forced myself to calm down, and when I arrived To the group I started repeating to myself “You did a good job so far, don’t be fooled.” I still haven’t gotten to 80% of what this bike can do. I try to learn and don’t want to make mistakes until I have everything in control. In Moto3 I went above and beyond That a few times. In the next race I have to remind myself that I’m learning.”He said.
He continued: ‘It was my first race in the rain with this bike. Everyone has a lot of MotoGP experience, but I loved it. Now I want to enjoy this moment. Let’s get back to reality, Argentina is the next round which will be another new track for me in MotoGP. It was the only close contact with my brother, but I was doing well, though I said with each passing that the time was not right. I was just thinking about not making mistakes, but obviously I was trying my best and wanted to get 8th and ahead of Brad. In the end I don’t have to prove anything, I just try to give my best, I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I just do my best in every session, training or race.
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