Hard fought Top 5 for Brad Binder in Jerez

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Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team experienced mixed results at the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain -the first European round of the season. Brad Binder put in a solid performance, salvaging a hard fought Top 5 finish after a difficult weekend.

An incident involving multiple riders on the opening corner of the race caused the contest to be restarted, at a reduced length of 15 laps. The South African managed to stay calm and got off the line well, maintaining his grid position of 10th. In just 7 laps, Brad had gone up to fifth and a solid race pace allowed him to cross the line in that spot for a positive result.

Brad is 10th in the Moto2 overall standings. The next event for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team will be the French Grand Prix, held from 17th to 19th May at the historic Le Mans circuit.

“I have to thank the team, because we tried everything and worked very hard. Despite this, we weren’t able to find the way and we suffered from the same problems. When we managed to improve in one aspect, we had issues with another. Today was a very hard race for me; I tried to stay calm and be smart, because when you see that you have riders ahead, it is very difficult to resist the urge to push. I did my best, so we are happy about that. I hope we can change things for Le Mans because we are able to do much more than what we are showing now.”