Solid sixth place for Brad at the #PortugueseGP
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing depart the Grande Premio TISSOT de Portugal with well-earned top seven positions for Brad Binder and teammate Jack Miller respectively as MotoGP scorched into life under glaring Algarve sunshine and watched by a large noisy crowd at the International Circuit.
The Portuguese Grand Prix got down to business once more with the full-length 25 lap distance on Sunday. Brad started from 15th position on the grid.
The South African somehow ignored neck and shoulder pain to enter his most exciting phase of the weekend, moving swiftly up the field and battling for 4th place in a group of five. Less than one second covered the quintet at the flag and Brad was just ahead of teammate Jack in 6th.
The team quickly disassembled the RC16s post-race for the freight and the long trip across the Atlantic to Argentina, in time for round two next weekend.
Brad Binder, 6th:
“Today was pretty good. It has been a hard weekend because it was very tough for me to get comfortable on the bike. I was suffering a lot but today my team made a big step forward with my RC16 and I was much more confident in the end. The last five laps were really demanding physically but the step forwards we made was very satisfying and I’m hoping for more in Argentina. I just need to figure out how to be 100% fit there.”