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A new star is born! SA's Brad Binder storms to his maiden win in Czech MotoGP

2020-08-09 14:43

Janine Van der Post

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Brad Binder (Red Bull Content Pool)

South Africa's Brad Binder stormed to his maiden win in the Czech MotoGP race on Sunday, 9 August after starting the race seventh on the grid. 

With ten laps to go the 24-year-old was just half-a-second behind race leader Franco Morbidelli before overtaking him.

This is only Binder's third race of the year, and still his debut season.

Franco Morbidelli finished second with pole-winner Johann Zarco finishing third. 

Binder has been called a national star and a KTM legend by the commentators on Sunday. He has been a Moto3 championship winner, impressed in Moto2 and now made history by winning his first race for the team in MotoGP.

Binder said after the race: "This is the day I have dreamt about since I was a little boy, and gosh, today it came true. It's amazing to win my first grand prix, I really wish my parents were here because they were the ones who backed me from the beginning."

He is the first rookie to win a premier class race since Marc Marquez, and is the first South African to ever win a MotoGP race.

 





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