South Africa's Brad Binder claims shock win at Czech MotoGP

Ruben Hill
August 9, 2020

South African Brad Binder stunned the MotoGP paddock this afternoon by taking his first win in the blue riband class in only his third race and KTM's first dry-weather win at Brno.

Brad Binder blitzed the field in the third round of the 2020 MotoGP calendar in the Czech Republic on Sunday, crossing the line almost five seconds ahead of second placed Franco Morbidelli.

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. He has been a Moto3 championship victor, impressed in Moto2 and now made history by winning his first race for the team in MotoGP. The 24-year-old started the Czech Grand Prix from 7th on the grid and worked his way up the field throughout the course of the 21 lap race.

"This was a day I dreamed about since I was a little boy", an emotional Binder, who qualified seventh, said during his post-race interview in parc fermé. We share in his elation and look forward to his long and successful career at the top of his sport.

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