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Brad Binder geared up for 2018 Moto2 season

2018-03-16 14:37

Brad Binder

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Cape Town - In complete contrast to his Moto2 debut last year, Binder is heads into the 2018 season fully fit.  “This year I have had a great preseason. I’m physically stronger than I was before the injury. I can train normally in the gym. My body is exactly where I want it to be,” he said earlier this week. 

Having won the Moto3 World Championship in 2016, the obvious question on everyone’s lips is Binder’s goal for the 2018 Moto2 season. “First up, I want to get a good starting position in Qatar, so I can finish the race like I did at the end of 2017 when we finally got on to the podium,” he said. 

'Lap times are tighter'

“The podium is the aim, but also finishing the race feeling strong, comfortable and being at the sharp end of the race, mixing it up with the contenders.”

Read Brad Binder’s full preseason blog from Qatar here.

According to Binder there are more KTMs on the Moto2 circuit this season. “I think is a good thing, having more riders on the same bike. The KTM is incredible bike, but you still have to beat all the other riders. More riders on KTMs means more input from riders into the bike, which will result in improvements,” he said. 

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Binder believes the Moto2 Championship will be a close this year.

"There has been a pattern of one rider being out in front during each session, but the lap times are tighter than I have seen them," he commented.  

Another factor which is bound to aid Brad’s mental space and performance this year is the addition of his brother, Darryn on the same team, racing Moto3. 

Binder said: "Now we travel together, stay in the same places and will see more of each other. There were times when we would only see each other when we were at home even though we would be at the same tracks at the same time. I can be a proper big brother to him now and help him with his career in Moto3 this season. That’s important to me. Family is important."

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