Hot shots, young riders welcome SA's Brad Binder to MotoGP

<i> Image: Supplied </i>
<i> Image: Supplied </i>

Brad Binder will become the first South African to race in the four-stroke era of motorbike racing.

The 2016 Moto3 champion signed a one-year deal with KTM to partner with Miguel Oliveira in the Tech 3 team, according to Autosport.com

Binder occupies eighth place in the Moto2 riders' championship after two podium finishes in consecutive races.

The 23-year-old said: "I want to say a huge thank you to KTM, Red Bull KTM Tech3, my manager and my family for helping me get to the premier class and to be able to give it a try." 


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Binder's new rivals in MotoGP expressed their wishes on Instagram, from Aleix Espargaró, Fabio Quatararo, Miguel Oliveira to Jack Miller, have a look at what his peers (and rivals) had to say about the news. 

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