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Three races, three podiums and the championship lead for Brad Binder who looks set to face tough opposition in Jerez.
Arriving at the first European round of the 2016 season, Brad Binder is out for victory. He and Marc Marquez are the only two riders across all three World Championship classes to finishes on the podium in all three races, but unlike Marquez, Binder is still yet to win. The South African is hoping to change that at a track which he is intimately familiar with having done near countless tests in Jerez throughout his career. Back in 2015, the Spanish GP was where Binder took his first podium of the year and hopefully it will bring the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider’s first win of the season. In pre-season testing Binder showed well in Jerez, but so did a number of other riders.
It’ll be straight to work for Binder and his crew when they arrive, pushing hard to find a good base setting. In America, Binder struggled throughout the weekend as he chased his tail with setting up the bike, data from testing should help avoid such a situation in Jerez, it will also see many of his rivals start strong as well however. As ever the last corner will no doubt be where the race is decided, staying cool under pressure while your rivals launch overly ambitious attacks may be crucial.
Brad Binder: “The Jerez Circuit is a track where I have always enjoyed riding, and where I have always done quite well. In the three days of preseason testing we did a good job here and got a good base setup, so we face this Grand Prix with confidence. I hope to get a good result at a track that I love and continue to lead the standings. I think -and I hope- that I can fight for my first victory. We'll see."
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