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Binder: “I have good memories of Austin”

Binder: “I have good memories of Austin”

With two podiums in two races and the lightweight championship lead in hand, Brad Binder lands in America looking to keep momentum.

It has been a near faultless start to the year for Brad Binder, the South African claiming two podiums in two difficult races and avoiding any unnecessary risks. This has granted him not only the first pole position of his career, but also sees him lead the Moto3™ World Championship for the first time ever. Argentina was a clear demonstration of Binder’s intent to challenge for the championship over the course of the season, remaining calm in the unusual mixed conditions of the race and settling for solid points while his opponents struggled.

The Circuit of the Americas has seen Binder finish a best of fifth in 2015, his first year with the Red Bull KTM Ajo squad. At 5.513 Km long and with 20 corners, COTA is one of the longer circuits on the World Championship calendar. Finding good consistency on the circuit early in the weekend will be crucial as a small mistake early in a lap will not only ruin the lap, but also means the rider forced to wait even longer for a second attempt. But the big question still remains: when will Binder take his first win?

Brad Binder: “The Circuit of the Americas is a track I enjoy riding. If we continue as we have been, I am sure we will have a good weekend, but for this to be possible it is necessary to work hard in all the sessions. It will be more important than ever to find a good race pace in practice, because at such a long track it is very important to be very consistent. We have had a good first two GPs and I have good memories of Austin, so I hope to get a strong result on Sunday.”

Moto3, 2016, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo

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