Binder Cautious Despite Crucial Silverstone Win


Brad Binder remains cautious on his championship prospects despite increasing his lead to 86 points with victory at Silverstone. The South African took victory while his closest rival Jorge Navarro crashed out but the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider was keen to avoid any talk of the title being wrapped up.

Given that his previous record here was poor, Binder admitted this was a Grand Prix he had his eye on since the start of the championship.

“Today, it’s 25 points more which is a great thing. This is a track that, from the beginning of the season, we had an ‘X’ marker over it because normally we really struggle with the KTM here because it normally doesn’t go well over the bumps. What today proves is that even though we’re a little bit slower, in the other places I could dig a bit deeper to balance it out. Malaysia, Australia and Japan are my three favourite tracks so I can’t wait”.

Despite the dominant points advantage, Binder was quick to stress that the unpredictability of the lightweight class can see points quickly disappear.

“It’s mental, Moto3 is crazy at the moment!” he told The Checkered Flag. We have a few tracks that we know are going to be mental because of the slipstream, here, Sepang and Phillip Island. In the rest, the guys that are a little bit quicker can get away. It’s one of those things.”