Brothers in arms: Darryn Binder joins older sibling Brad in MotoGP in 2022

South Africa double act! Darryn Binder will join older brother Brad in MotoGP next season.

Brothers in arms: Darryn Binder joins older sibling Brad in MotoGP in 2022

South Africa rider Darryn Binder will join older brother Brad in MotoGP next season, racing alongside the experienced Andrea Dovizioso in Yamaha’s satellite team RNF, it was announced on Thursday.

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Darryn Binder has been competing in Moto3 since 2015 – Brad was crowned world champion in that category in 2016 – and finished on the podium six times, with the pinnacle victory in the Catalan GP last year.

Binder, who is sixth in the Moto3 title standings with three races to go, has signed on for the 2022 season with an option to extend for another year.

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“It has been a lifelong dream to race in the MotoGP category,” said Binder in a Yamaha statement.

“I definitely didn’t expect to make the jump straight from Moto3 to the highest class, but I do believe I‘m up for the challenge, and I’m ready to put in all the hard work for 2022.

“My target at the beginning will be just to find my feet in the big class and learn as much as possible to get stronger and stronger throughout my rookie season.”

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Lin Jarvis, managing director of Yamaha Motor Racing, said he hoped satellite team RNF would develop future talent that could then step up to riding for Yamaha.

“We are delighted that he (Binder) is joining the Yamaha line-up next year,” said Jarvis.

“We’ve had many conversations about who would be a good match for the new RNF MotoGP Team set-up.

“It’s a fresh start for the Yamaha satellite team and that makes it all the more fitting to have a young and eager rider like Darryn join them.”

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Hawks kill six illegal miners and arrest 87 others after shootout in Orkney

A multidisciplinary team led by the Hawks descended on an alleged illegal mining operation in Orkney, North West on Wednesday night. Six people were fatally wounded in the shootout.

Hawks kill six illegal miners and arrest 87 others after shootout in Orkney

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said six suspects were shot and killed and two others were wounded during an intelligence-driven operation in Orkney, North West on Wednesday night, 20 October,

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Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katleho Mogale said 87 suspects – aged between 25 and 49 – were arrested.

“It is reported that upon execution of information received, the multi-disciplinary team comprising of the Hawks, Task Force, National Intervention Unit, District Crime Combatting Unit, NW Airwing, Explosives Unit, Bidvest Protea Coin Security and Local Criminal Record Centre descended upon the identified shaft where they were met with the suspects’ gunfire,” said Mogale.

The Hawks spokesperson said the multi-disciplinary team returned fire and eight suspects were wounded and six of them succumbed to their injuries, while a member of the law enforcement team was wounded.

The two wounded suspects that did not die were taken to hospital under police guard, said Mogale.

The multi-disciplinary team seized two taxis, illegal mining paraphernalia, gold bearing material and 11 illegal firearms, including three shotguns, three rifles, four pistols and a single revolver, along with bags of food.

The arrested suspects are expected to appear before the Orkney Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 25 October 2021, where they will face charges of attempted murder, illegal possession of gold, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, illegal possession of prohibited firearms, theft and conspiracy to commit an offence.

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