MotoGP Teruel: Brad Binder penalised for opening lap crash

Brad Binder has been served a long lap penalty for the first Valencia race following his collision with Jack Miller on the opening lap of the Teruel GP.

Brad Binder is forced to take a long lap penalty in the upcoming Valencia MotoGP race after crashing into Jack Miller in the opening lap of the Teruel Grand Prix.

In just the second corner of the race, Binder rode into the back of Jack Miller, who seems to have smashed some mirrors this year given how unlucky he has been. The crash took the pair out of the race before it had even begun.

“It was a big mistake on my behalf and I’m so sorry to wipe out Jack’s race. I want to apologise not only to my team but also to his,” said Binder.

This is not the first time Binder has caused an accident like this, also crashing into ex and future teammate Miguel Oliveira at turn 1 in Jerez, ruining their races once again. He was not penalised in Jerez, but here in the Aragon circuit Binder was found to be ‘riding in an irresponsible manner, causing a crash,’ breaking the rule which states: ‘Riders must ride in a responsible manner which does not cause danger to other competitors of participants’.

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