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It all started when Brad Binder was only eight years old….

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Family’s decision to move South Africa’s motorcycling sensation to Europe as an teenager turns out to be a masterstroke.


12 Aug 2020
PREMIUM!
It all started when Brad Binder was only eight years old….

For Brad Binder, who last Sunday became the first South African to win a World Championship MotoGP race, there was never a Plan B. From the age of 10, he and his family firmly believed that he would become a professional motorcycle racer, win Grands Prix and, ultimately, world titles. That becomes apparent when one skims through Binder’s background. Born in Potchefstroom, he started racing 150cc motorcycles on short circuits in Gauteng at the age of eight and his dad, Trevor, bought him a 125cc long circuit racing bike the next year. “The riders Brad raced against in these junior...

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