LEADING THE CHARGE: SA's Brad Binder (#41) took his third win in as many races at a thrilling Moto3 GP at Mugello. Image: AP / David Vincent
Luco di Mugello, Italy - South Africa's Brad Binder consolidated his lead in the world Moto3 championships after notching up a third successive win in the category in Italy on Sunday (May 22).
The 20-year-old KTM rider from Potchefstroom finished ahead of Italian duo Fabio Di Giannantonio (Honda) and Francesco Bagnaia (Mahindra) after taking the lead on the last lap of a thrilling race in hot conditions in Mugello.
1. Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) 39min 49.382sec
2. Fabio Di Giannantonio (ITA/Honda) 0.038
3. Francesco Baganaia (ITA/Mahindra) 0.069
4. Niccolo Antonelli (ITA/Honda) 0.075
5. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/KTM) 0.077
6. Hiroki Ono (JPN/Honda)1.037
7. Joan Mir (ESP/KTM) 1.532
8. Nicolo Bulega (ITA/KTM)1.538
9. Juanfran Guevara (ESP/KTM) 1.567
10. Andrea Migno (ITA/KTM) 1.762
Moto3 world championship standings
1. Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) 127 points
2. Jorge Navarro (ESP/Honda) 78
3. Romano Fenati (ITA/KTM) 67
4. Nicolo Bulega (ITA/KTM) 55
5. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Mahindra) 54
6. Niccolo Antonelli (ITA/Honda) 52
7. Jakub Kornfeil (CZE/Honda) 36
8. Joan Mir (ESP/KTM) 34
9. Enea Bastianini (ITA/Honda) 33
10. Andrea Locatelli (ITA/KTM) 30
Read more on Binder's previous Moto3 wins in 2016:
Well done Binder! SA rider claims first GP win for SA since 1981
South African Brad Binder won the 2016 Spanish GP Moto3 race at Jerez. Incredibly, the victory was secured despite starting from the back of the grid.
SA's Brad Binder wins in France, extends Moto3 lead
South Africa's Brad Binder grabbed his second win in as many races with a fantastic race at the French Moto3 grand prix at the Le Mans' Bugatti circuit.