The South African rookie MotoGP racer, Brad Binder, made history Sunday, 9 August 2020, when he won the Czech Republic GP with more than 5 seconds to spare. Binder had been racing for the Red Bull KTM Team in Moto3 and Moto2 before entering MotoGP.
While Brad binder had been able to win the Moto3 World Championship back in 2016, this is his first MotoGP series win. This is a rare achievement given that his Czech GP win was only his third race in a MotoGP championship. It kinda makes you think back when Marc Márquez appeared as a rookie in 2013.
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Binder’s win put him into 5th place for the 2020 MotoGP Championship with a total of 28 points for the first three races. These are the current standings of MotoGP (9 August 2020):
What Brad Binder had to say
In a press conference held after the race, Binder expressed his gratitude towards his family and his team;
“it’s something I’ve always dreamt about and today it finally came true. [It’s] unbelievable to think it was in my third Grand Prix. I thought it would take a long time”
“i need to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s ever helped me to get here; my family for backing me from day one, and my team for giving me such an unbelievable motorbike”Brad Binder