Is there any stopping Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider Brad Binder? The South African current championship leader has dominated over the majority of the weekend so far at the Autotomotodrom Brno ahead of the 11th round of the Moto3 in the Czech Republic, and has secured pole position ahead of the race.
An amazing talent
He stands out as a rider, his experience shines through, but he last few rounds he has been pipped to the post by rookie riders. It does not stop him though and he remains determined and focused.
Dramatic end to qualifying for Binder and Bastianini
Brad Binder’s fastest time of 2:07.785 that secured him pole position and left him as the highest placed KTM was 0.158 seconds faster than second place Andrea Migno (SkyRacing Team VR46) whose team has been surrounded with controversy recently following the sacking of their Moto3 rider Romano Fenati.
After battling against Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) in the final stages of Qualifying, and after both having lap times cancelled for exceeding track limits, Bastianini crashed out which handed the pole position to Brad Binder as there was no time for left in the session for the Italian to retaliate.
It may rain at Brno but Binder remains positive
The forecast does not look good ahead of the 11th round of the Moto3 though and this tends to throw the 250cc race wide open. It also allows certain riders to shine in the wet.
Binder was present at the press conference after Qualifying, his presence earned by becoming pole position man. When he was there he spoke of how he felt “all weekend has been really, really good”.
He has had this positive feeling from the “first exit on Friday morning”. He thinks it will “definitely be a pity” if it is “pouring with rain” when it “comes to race time tomorrow”.
Binder ready for whatever challenge may face him
He saw the forecast as a challenge though and said that “if it’s going to be one of those things were you need to rise to the occasion” then he “is looking forward to it”, even it is wet.
Speaking about the last round of the Moto3 in Austria he said he “treated I like we were back in Qatar” and that “there was nothing to lose”. He said ,”Whatever I have been doing up until this point seems to be working quite well for me so I don’t think it’s worth trying to change anything.”