Brad gets solid start at Aragon
The 14th round of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship commenced today at MotorLand, with the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders working hard in FP1 and FP2 at the Aragon Grand Prix. Brad Binder secured a provisional Q2 slot, after finishing 9th on the combined timesheets on Friday.
In the 40-minute FP1 session, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders both made great progress, notably reducing their times on each run. Brad was ninth, courtesy of his 1:53.527 fastest lap.
In the afternoon, the South African rider continued to work hard on the set-up of his bike and managed to beat his morning time in the final minutes of FP2. A 1:53.271 placed him ninth again in that session and also on the combined timesheets, within the provisional Q2 slots.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders have their last free practice tomorrow morning to prepare for qualifying, which will take place at 3:05 pm (Q1) and 3:30 pm (Q2) on Saturday afternoon.
#41 BRAD BINDER
“In general, today went well. In the afternoon I felt better than in the morning. In FP2 I was comfortable again and I was able to push harder. We have to keep working, because I need a little more feeling on acceleration. Tomorrow we will try to focus on this and, if we can improve this point, we can be even higher up. The goal for Saturday is to do well in qualifying, but we still don’t know what the weather will be like. We’ll see what the conditions are like and work from there.”