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Brad Binder
Brad Binder
Brad Binder Silverstone 2013.jpg
NationalitySouth African
Born (1995-08-11) 11 August 1995 (age 24)
Potchefstroom, South Africa
Current teamRed Bull KTM Ajo
Bike number41
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years2017-2019
ManufacturersKTM
Championships0
2018 championship position3rd (201 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
46 4 10 1 3 461
Moto3 World Championship
Active years2012-2016
ManufacturersKalex KTM, Suter Honda, Mahindra, KTM
Championships1 (2016)
2016 championship position1st (319 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
88 7 20 6 7 677
125cc World Championship
Active years2011
ManufacturersAprilia
Championships0
2011 championship positionNC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
5 0 0 0 0 0

Brad Binder (born 11 August 1995, in Potchefstroom, South Africa) is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer from South Africa competing in the Moto2 class, best known for winning the 2016 Moto3 World Championship. Prior to moving up to Grand Prix level, Binder contested three seasons of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, with a best finish of fifth overall in the championship standings. At the 2016 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix in Jerez, Brad Binder became the first South African to win a motorcycle Grand Prix since Jon Ekerold won the 1981 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix. Binder races in the Moto2 class in 2017, having agreed a deal with Ajo Motorsport.[1]

Binder's younger brother Darryn is also a motorcycle racer, and competed alongside Brad in Moto3 in 2015 and 2016.

Career

2011

Binder started his Grand Prix career in the 125cc class riding a Aprilia in the 2011 season with his bike number as 14. Binder finished the season pointless, with his best position being a 17th place in Indianapolis.

2012

In 2012 started racing in the Kalex KTM with his bike number changed to 41. Binder's first Moto3 point came at the 2012 Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix. 2012 was a crash-filled season for Binder, with seven crashes. Binder scored four times in the season, with his best result of fourth place coming in Valencia. He finished the season at 21st place with 24 points.

2013

In 2013 Binder switched from KTM to Suter Honda and in the same year changed to Mahindra bike. 2013 was a consistent year for Binder; he scored in 14 out of the 18 races, his best result being a fourth place at Spain; he finished the final standings at 13th place with 66 points.

2019

In 2019 he joined KTM's Moto2 team and will move up to MotoGP with KTM Tech 3 for the 2020 season.

Career statistics

Grand Prix motorcycle racing

By season

Season Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2011 125cc Aprilia Andalucía Banca Cívica 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Moto3 Kalex KTM RW Racing GP 17 0 0 0 0 24 21st
2013 Moto3 Suter Honda Ambrogio Racing 17 0 0 0 0 66 13th
Mahindra
2014 Moto3 Mahindra Ambrogio Racing 18 0 2 0 1 109 11th
2015 Moto3 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 18 0 4 0 3 159 6th
2016 Moto3 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 18 7 14 6 3 319 1st
2017 Moto2 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 15 0 3 0 2 125 8th
2018 Moto2 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 18 3 3 1 1 201 3rd
2019 Moto2 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 13 1 4 0 0 135* 5th*
Total 139 11 30 7 10 1138

By class

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125cc 2011 2011 Indianapolis 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moto3 2012-2016 2012 Qatar 2014 Japan 2016 Spain 88 7 20 6 7 677 1
Moto2 2017-present 2017 Qatar 2017 Australia 2018 Germany 46 4 10 1 3 461 0
Total 2011-Present 139 11 30 7 10 1138 1

Races by year

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pos. Pts
2011 125cc Aprilia QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER CZE IND
17
RSM ARA JPN
20
AUS
21
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
NC 0
2012 Moto3 Kalex KTM QAT
Ret
SPA
Ret
POR
11
FRA
Ret
CAT
Ret
GBR
17
NED
20
GER
Ret
ITA
24
IND
Ret
CZE
20
RSM
16
ARA
16
JPN
Ret
MAL
12
AUS
14
VAL
4
21st 24
2013 Moto3 Suter Honda QAT
12
AME
9
SPA
4
FRA
8
ITA
14
CAT
12
NED
15
GER
9
IND
Ret
CZE
Ret
GBR
Ret
13th 66
Mahindra RSM
18
ARA
12
MAL
11
AUS
15
JPN
10
VAL
12
2014 Moto3 Mahindra QAT
15
AME
Ret
ARG
14
SPA
Ret
FRA
14
ITA
9
CAT
6
NED
9
GER
2
IND
9
CZE
6
GBR
15
RSM
6
ARA
8
JPN
3
AUS
15
MAL
Ret
VAL
9
11th 109
2015 Moto3 KTM QAT
10
AME
5
ARG
5
SPA
3
FRA
Ret
ITA
10
CAT
9
NED
7
GER
7
IND
8
CZE
3
GBR
Ret
RSM
5
ARA
Ret
JPN
17
AUS
3
MAL
2
VAL
4
6th 159
2016 Moto3 KTM QAT
2
ARG
3
AME
3
SPA
1
FRA
1
ITA
1
CAT
2
NED
12
GER
8
AUT
2
CZE
Ret
GBR
1
RSM
1
ARA
2
JPN
2
AUS
1
MAL
17
VAL
1
1st 319
2017 Moto2 KTM QAT
20
ARG
9
AME SPA FRA ITA
10
CAT
17
NED
13
GER
7
CZE
12
AUT
7
GBR
9
RSM
4
ARA
5
JPN
Ret
AUS
2
MAL
2
VAL
3
8th 125
2018 Moto2 KTM QAT
6
ARG
Ret
AME
6
SPA
6
FRA
9
ITA
6
CAT
6
NED
7
GER
1
CZE
6
AUT
6
GBR
C
RSM
8
ARA
1
THA
4
JPN
5
AUS
1
MAL
8
VAL
Ret
3rd 201
2019 Moto2 KTM QAT
12
ARG
6
AME
Ret
SPA
5
FRA
4
ITA
15
CAT
11
NED
2
GER
2
CZE
Ret
AUT
1
GBR
3
RSM
6
ARA
THA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
5th* 135*

 * Season still in progress.

References

  1. ^ "Red Bull KTM Ajo take on Moto2 in 2017". Dorna Sports. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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