Brad Binder makes up 9 positions to take 12th in the Netherlands
18 bends, flicks and dips formed the challenge presented by the TT Circuit Assen and one of the pillars of Grand Prix racing. The upheaval of the pandemic-influenced 2020 schedule meant that championship missed the Dutch stop and passionate collective of MotoGP fans last summer.
Brad Binder made good progress from the final row of the grid – the result of a difficult qualifying on Saturday, battling the whole race to finally take 12th position across the finish line.
MotoGP now enters a summer break with a hiatus lasting until the first two weekends of August. The Grands Prix of Styria and Austria will take place at the Red Bull Ring for a high-speed double header to start the second half of the season.
“A difficult race for me. Starting in 21st and trying to pass the guys in the beginning, and then I clearly didn’t have the speed in the first stages of the race. As the laps went down I started to improve my riding at different points on the track and went quicker. At the end I could match my quickest time on the last lap. I’m glad I made an improvement, but I lost too much time early on. It was an up-and-down weekend and I got a bit lost but I gave ‘my all’ in the race. I was a bit disappointed with 12th but we’ll re-group and come back stronger in the next phase of the season.”