2 minute read
11 Aug 2020
4:34 am

Keep flying SA flag high, Binder you beauty


We certainly do need inspiration in these tough times.

Winner Red Bull KTM Ajo's rider Brad Binder celebrates with champagne on the podium after the Moto2 race of the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste near Valencia, on November 17, 2019. Picture: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP

Brad Binder, you beauty. The Potchefstroom-born motorcycle star on Sunday became the first South African to win a MotoGP championship race when he crossed the line first at the Czech Republic Grand Prix in Brno on his KTM. What makes the victory even more remarkable is that it was only his third race in the elite division. Binder’s win saw him become the first rookie to win in MotoGP since Marc Marquez at the 2013 Grand Prix of the Americas. Binder, who turns 25 today, also became the first rider to win with KTM in the premier class. He won...