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Binder: “I have finally managed to qualify on the front row"

Binder: “I have finally managed to qualify on the front row'

For the first time in his Moto3™ World Championship career, Brad Binder will start on the front row having qualified second.

The Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini will see South African Brad Binder line up on the front row of the grid for the first time in his career. Throughout the year the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider has struggled to get off the second row, having started there on three occasions in 2015. But, new upgrades from KTM a the San Marino GP gave Binder a much needed boost, especially in stability, and saw him challenge for the top throughout both Saturday sessions. Friday was spent adapting to and learning the new chassis, on Saturday the Red Bull KTM Ajo team were able to make an important step forward.

Sunday’s race will be a hard fought affair with all of the Italian Moto3™ riders hungry for a home win, but Binder is ready to do battle. The British GP saw the South African fall three times during the wet race and he’s eager to bounce back from the disappointment he suffered there. Moto3™, as always, looks set to come down to the final laps and Binder is ready to charge in.

Brad Binder: “Today's qualifying session was very good for me; after being fourth on many occasions, I have finally managed to qualify on the front row! The truth is that I had a good feeling all day. KTM brought a new chassis at the beginning of the weekend and it is just what I needed -it's working perfectly. It gives us much more stability, especially when cornering, so we have to thank them for the great work they have done.”

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, GRAN PREMIO TIM DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, QP, Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo

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