Brad Binder has solid opening day in the sun at Silverstone
Brad Binder enjoyed a good Friday in the sun at Silverstone as the British Grand Prix weekend got underway, finishing in fifteenth place.
Brad’s first Free Practice was positive, although he was suffering from severe pain in his left arm. A 2:09.573 last lap positioned him fourteenth.
Binder overcame his physical discomfort and started the 45-minute FP2 run at the top alongside his teammate. The South African improved his FP1 time by almost a second and finished the session in fifteenth place: 2:08.600.
Qualifying takes place on Saturday at 3:05pm local time.
“Today was good. During the second lap in the first session, when I wanted to change direction, I felt something akin to a jerk in my left arm. It was very painful, but after half an hour I felt good. Today hasn’t been a great day, but we have continued to take steps forward. Finishing fifteenth is not bad –to be 1.1s off the top at Silverstone is not too big a gap, and third position is only 0.8s away.
We are working hard and are focused for tomorrow so that we can take a big step forward. I have to basically improve two points of my riding, because I feel good with the bike. I’m a bit slow on the back straight and the third from last corner, and if I can change that I can cut half a second. That would take me closer to the front.”