MotoGP France J3, Brad Binder (KTM/8): “it is clear that we must continue to work”

The French Grand Prix didn’t get off to the best start for Red Bull KTM rider Brad Binder, but he was able to turn things around to finish in a respectable eighth place. After a Friday marked by three crashes, Binder had to start from afar on the grid on Sunday, but he demonstrated his ability to bounce back.

This weekend was complicatedespecially after qualifying where I crashed and didn’t manage to set a good time” , has explained Brad Binder with a touch of frustration. “ We found ourselves in a difficult situation from the start. »

However, on Sunday saw a marked improvement in its performance. After a dynamic start which allowed him to gain several positions, binder ended up placing eighth, ten seconds behind the leader Jorge Martin. “ The morning warm-up went well, which gave me confidence for the race. I managed to leave quickly and gain places immediately” , did he declare.

Brad Binder: “ I am determined to reduce the gap with the leaders »

During the race, the South African took advantage of several mistakes from his competitors to make his way through the peloton. “ I was able to benefit from a few mistakes in front of me and continue to progress. On the last lap I managed to overtake Aleix Espargaró, which was really a boost to finish the race on a good note. »

Although this result did not live up to his expectations, the official KTM remains positive and is already turning his attention to the next races. “ It is clear that we must continue to work. We know where we need to improve the bike and I hope we can be more competitive in the next Grands Prix. »

In the championship, binder now finds himself seventh, significantly behind the leader, but he remains determined to close the gap. “ There are still many races this seasonand I am determined to reduce the gap with the leaders“, he concludes with optimism.

Brad Binder

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