Brad Binder was issued with a long lap penalty, but this didn’t stop a great result in the European GP.
Brad Binder had a heroic European GP to take P7 overall, this included a long lap penalty for his first lap smash with Jack Miller at the Teruel GP when he crashed into the back of the Australian rider in the opening lap of the race.
Binder took his long lap penalty early on in the race and was able to lap with some impressive lap times, setting the fastest lap of the race with a 1:31.884 in the closing laps of the race, proving he had the pace for much more than P7. He was also unfortunate enough to be behind Cal Crutchlow when he crashed out of the race, being forced to slow down and lose more time due to the mistake of the Englishman.
All in all, it was a very impressive race from the popular South African rookie, he moves to the top of the championship standings after Dovizioso pulled the handbrake on Alex Marquez, forcing him to brake excessively hard and crash.
“We have to be happy, my start was good, at the start I was hesitant to fight with the riders due to a long lap penalty,” said Binder.
I didn’t want to play with other guys races [take note Arenas] and I did not lose much time on the long lap penalty.”
The penalty only cost Binder around two seconds but demoted him to the back of the grid, just ahead of Tito Rabat.
“We have to be happy with the race, I had really good pace, and we need to take the positives from this race and have a good race next week.”
With the data gathered from the European GP, Pol stood on the podium, Oliveira in P5, KTM are more than likely to impress next weekend again at the Valencia GP.
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