Brad Binder is surprised to take rookie of the year in 2020.
Brad Binder was crowned the MotoGP rookie of the year ahead of Alex Marquez at Portimao, this follows an incredibly impressive season where he took his first MotoGP race win in just his third race, however, he has admitted that he is incredibly surprised to take this title.
You see, despite his impressive results, he also crashed a fair bit, racking up a fairly hefty repairs bill for KTM, this is all part of the learning curve as a MotoGP rookie though and KTM fully understand this, after all, he was the man to break the duck and win KTM their first premier class before Miguel Oliveira went and won two races for the brand.
If the duo’s 2020 season is anything to go off, they look to be seriously impressive once again as teammates in 2021 riding for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MotoGP team, a full factory effort from the Austrian company,
Speaking on his season Binder said, “I need to be happy, winning a race was definitely the highlight of my season, I had really good pace at many tracks and was in the top 3 for many sessions, I had a few race results in the top 5/top 6.
I think some experience will help me to manage the MotoGP class next season, but generally, I am so thankful for my team, they have always given me an incredible bike, and I am sorry for making so many mistakes this season because we could’ve had a much much stronger season.”
“It is cool to be the rookie of the year, it was a goal I had set and it is surprising given how much I am crashing.
The team taught me so much this year and helped me to fast track the MotoGP world.”
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