Brad finishes 14th in the #SanMarinoGP despite early race crash

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The shallow grassy banks of the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli filled with 79,000 spectators on Sunday for the twelfth round of MotoGP and the second Grand Prix weekend rush in a row.

Sunday’s 27-lap main event was held in sunny conditions and near 30-degree temperatures as decent summer weather continued to bathe Misano on Italy’s northeast coast.

Binder was charging hard in 4th after a good start, and narrowing the gap to the three-rider fight for the podium, when he lost traction and crashed in Turn 14 during the early stages. He was able to remount and reach the flag in 14th for two points.

The world championship standings hold Brad Binder in 4th with 173 points and needing 45 more to breach the top three.

The first ever Indian Grand Prix, taking place at the Buddh International Circuit, will occur on September 23rd-24th.

Brad Binder

“To be honest in both races we have been fast. Yesterday I had an issue at the start and was able to catch-up, which was really good. Then today I improved and was feeling great but it looks like I had a little bit more [lean] angle in Turn 14 and it was enough to lose the front. After that it was a very long 20 laps with some of the aero gone. There are positives to take from today but sorry to the guys in my team for losing a good opportunity.”