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Binder: “Tomorrow I hope to fight for my first win”

Binder: “Tomorrow I hope to fight for my first win”

For the first time in his World Championship career, Brad Binder will begin a race from pole position.

Qualifying for the Moto3™ World Championship race in Argentina was as crowded as ever, Brad Binder had almost every rider on the grid looking to get a tow from him. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider kept his cool and waited for clear track during the Qualifying session. When it came time the South African was able to set a 1’49.767 and end over 0.3s ahead of his closest rival, Romano Fenati (Sky Racing Team VR46). The 0.324s splitting Binder and Fenati was the largest gap between any two riders inside top 28; in Moto3™ even 0.3s is a huge advantage. Race day will be the decider however, the slipstream at the Termas de Rio Hondo allowing riders to be anywhere from 0.6s to a full second faster. Come Sunday this will almost certainly keep the front group together.

Binder remains clear on his goal for the race: victory. He himself admits he has been in the junior class for a long time and is eager to continuing progressing his career, winning races is the best way to do so. On three occasions Binder has finished in second place, the Qatar GP saw him miss victory by just 0,007s. In 2015 he managed fifth in the Argentina GP.

Brad Binder: “This second QP of the year went very well. I was able to put in many laps with a very good pace and I felt strong throughout the session, so I'm happy. At first, I went out alone and set a good lap time, but when I went out for the second time I knew that if I took a slipstream I could improve a lot. That's why on my last outing I tried to feel comfortable and enjoy myself. It's fantastic to have finally taken my first pole position. I want to thank the team, as they did an amazing job and provided a great strategy in terms of when to go out on track, as we never get stuck in traffic. I have felt very strong throughout the weekend, we have done very well and we are working in the right way. Little by little we are improving and to get pole position is an incredible feeling; tomorrow I hope to fight for my first win."

Tags:
Moto3, 2016, GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, QP, Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo

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