A new star is born! SA's Brad Binder storms to his maiden win in Czech MotoGP

Brad Binder (Red Bull Content Pool)
Brad Binder (Red Bull Content Pool)

South Africa's Brad Binder stormed to his maiden win in the Czech MotoGP race on Sunday, 9 August after starting the race seventh on the grid. 

With ten laps to go the 24-year-old was just half-a-second behind race leader Franco Morbidelli before overtaking him.

This is only Binder's third race of the year, and still his debut season.

Franco Morbidelli finished second with pole-winner Johann Zarco finishing third. 

Binder has been called a national star and a KTM legend by the commentators on Sunday. He has been a Moto3 championship winner, impressed in Moto2 and now made history by winning his first race for the team in MotoGP.

Binder said after the race: "This is the day I have dreamt about since I was a little boy, and gosh, today it came true. It's amazing to win my first grand prix, I really wish my parents were here because they were the ones who backed me from the beginning."

He is the first rookie to win a premier class race since Marc Marquez, and is the first South African to ever win a MotoGP race.


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