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More points for Krugersdorp’s Brad in Europe

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Brad Binder bagged valuable points for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team as he finished in 10th place at the Gran Premio d’Italia Brembo MotoGP over the weekend.

This also means he has moved up to seventh place in the MotoGP championship standings with 85 points.

According to Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, the Italian Grand Prix basked in sunny and warm late spring weather with only the occasional dark cloud threatening the positive outlook. After the intensity of Saturday’s qualification and the Sprint, MotoGP formed a grid to tackle 23 laps on Sunday.

Brad Binder at the Italian Grand Prix. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool.

Brad slotted into the depths of the pack with hopes of repeating the same rapid start that he accomplished on Saturday when he zoomed from 13th to fourth in the first corners. They added that Brad tried to make the same emphatic start as the Saturday Sprint, but could not trouble the top five of the running and through the longer 23-lap distance at a warm Italian GP.

“The getaways were decent but not as striking as the Sprint and Brad, in particular, began to work and attack from the lower reaches of the top 10. He suffered with front-end grip and eventually made sure of 10th,” the team added.

Brad Binder at the Italian Grand Prix. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool

“For sure we expected more today but the reality is that once we started rolling we just didn’t have the pace to go with the guys in front. I tried my best but when I started to push I kept losing the front and couldn’t hold the line well. It was a tricky race today and we’re lucky we have a test tomorrow because we have a lot of ideas and we’d like to find a direction to work in,” Brad said.

Round 8 of the MotoGP will head to the Netherlands at the end of June.

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