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Binder scheduled for more surgery despite Moto2™ heroics

Reigning Moto3™ World Champion still suffering with arm injury

Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) broke his arm during testing at the Circuit Valencia late last year as he began getting to grips with intermediate class life, and the injury has plagued the South African since. Getting an incredible P9 finish in Argentina despite the issues – and from outside the top twenty on the grid – Binder will however now be forced to undergo more surgery after further investigation and x-rays.

Brad Binder, P9: “"Today has been a really good day for me. Since I started riding with this new bike, I hadn't felt comfortable. Yesterday night I was thinking and wondering why, since I had not had any big scares and things seemed to always be under control, so I did not understand why I was so slow. Today I went out on track and I gave 110% from the first laps to the end. Something changed in the warmup. The biggest problem has been that overnight I had a lot of pain in my arm, and this morning it was very swollen. Today I had some x-rays done; we saw that it was broken again and that the plate had moved, so I will have to undergo another operation and rehab it again. I want to thank the whole Red Bull KTM Ajo team, KTM and my crew for giving me an incredible bike. It's amazing to get my first Top 10 in my second race and I cannot wait to get back on track."

Aki Ajo, Team Manager: “I want to emphasise that I am very happy with what Brad did today in the race. He had a great race and a great fight. We all know how difficult his winter has been, due to his arm problem. Especially today, we had to decide whether to ride or not, because we were not sure about the pain in his arm. It was very necessary to have this performance -even more so now that we know that he is going to have another operation and will miss some races."

Surgery for Moto2™'s Binder says Team Principal Aki Ajo