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By Red Bull KTM Ajo

Binder: “We will try to follow the same path”

No planes for Brad Binder at the seventh round of the World Championship, the South African on the top of his game.

The last three races of the Moto3™ World Championship have all been about Brad Binder, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider unstoppable on his way to a hat trick of wins. Not since Kork Ballington in 1979 has a South African won three races on the bounce. Binder's form, along with a little bit of misfortune from his rivals, have him at the head of the championship and with an impressive 49 points lead, almost as many points as two race wins. He’s the clear favourite for the 2016 title, but as Moto3™ has shown before: you can’t rest on your laurels. Even with his healthy point lead, Binder is taking it a race at a time as he attempts to keep his perfect podium record intact, having never finished lower than third this season.

Not since Kork Ballington in 1979 has a South African won three races on the bounce.

Red Bull KTM Ajo last won the Catalan GP in 2013 with Luis Salom. Of Binder’s four visits to the track he has scored points on three occasions and achieved a best finish of sixth in 2014.

Brad Binder: “The Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit is an incredible track. In addition, I have the good fortune to be able to get there in my own car, without having to take a plane. It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but with the season being as long as it is, it’s something that is appreciated. I like the track, I enjoy riding there and I feel confident after the results of the first six races and the last three wins. We will try to follow the same path and continue working the same as always, or even harder. We’re taking each race as it comes; it doesn’t make sense to look at the overall standings right now.”