The 2016 Moto3 world champion has had an impressive rookie season so far in MotoGP, which included a maiden victory in August at the Czech Grand Prix.
However, he has made several errors in races where he has shown podium pace, including the Spanish and Styrian GPs when he ran off track, and the second Misano race when he crashed while running in third.
When asked to rate his season at the halfway stage, Binder said these mistakes had been out of character but took solace from showing his pace.
“The main thing that I’m not happy with from my season so far is the amount of mistakes I’ve made,” Binder said at Catalunya.
“I’m not a rider that normally makes too many mistakes, especially in the races.
“Normally I can up my game, but always keep it clean, whereas this season I’ve made a lot of mistakes; going off track, running wide, going through the gravel.
“[At Misano], I felt really, really good, but just pushed it a bit too far and fell off on the third lap.
“I feel like I’ve missed a lot of opportunities to get a lot of really good points scoring positions and I could have been strong in races where I’ve thrown it away.
“That’s, I think, my most difficult part about my MotoGP season so far.
“But the positive thing is the speed is there. If I didn’t mess up in a lot of these races, the results would have been