MotoGP Czech: Brad Binder Takes Maiden Win At Brno, Brings KTM's First Win
- Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM) took his maiden win in MotoGP at Automotodrom Brno circuit in Czechia. This marks the first time KTM has won in the premier class.
Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha) was the second behind Brad Binder by 5.266s. It is his first podium in MotoGP.
Pole sitter Johann Zarco (Reale Avintia) finished the third. It is his first podium since the 2018 Malaysian GP.
Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) pushed from 11th and took 4th. Valentino Rossi (Monster Yamaha) was 5th.
The Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha), Maverick Vinales (Monster Yamaha) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) struggled, and finished 7th, 14th and 11th, respectively.
Beginning of the race, Franco Morbidelli got a good start and led the race. Fabio Quartararo, Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), Brad Binder, Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM) and Johann Zarco followed him.
But Fabio Quartararo moved his place down, two KTM riders and Johann Zarco moved up. Pol Espargaro contacted with Johann Zarco and crashed out at Turn 1 on lap 10. Johann Zarco was given a long lap penalty on lap 14.
Brad Binder caught Franco Morbidelli on lap 13, immediately pulling out a gap. Finally, Brad Binder took the chequered flag to become the first rookie since Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) back in 2013 to win a race.
Brad Binder said, “This was a day I dreamt about since I was a little boy and today it came true. My team put an absolutely insane motorbike underneath me this weekend. I had no idea we were capable of winning but I had a feeling it could be good. Right now I'm lost for words... it's amazing to win my first grand prix and I really wish my parents were here, they have backed me from the beginning. Thanks to everyone for supporting me. Hats off to my team, they did an unbelievable job. Hopefully it's a first of many.”
Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky Grand Prix Race Results
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / 41m 38.764s
- Franco Morbidelli / Petronas Yamaha / +5.266s
- Johann Zarco / Reale Avintia / +6.470s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +6.609s
- Valentino Rossi / Monster Yamaha / +7.517s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM Tech3 / +7.969s
- Fabio Quartararo / Petronas Yamaha / +11.827s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / +12.862s
- Jack Miller / Pramac Ducati / +15.013s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Gresini / +15.087s
- Andrea Dovizioso / Ducati Team / +16.455s
- Danilo Petrucci / Ducati Team / +18.506s
- Cal Crutchlow / LCR Honda / +18.736s
- Maverick Viñales / Monster Yamaha / +19.720s
- Alex Marquez / Repsol Honda / +24.597s
- Tito Rabat / Reale Avintia / +29.004s
- Bradley Smith / Aprilia Test Rider / +32.290s
- Stefan Bradl / Repsol Honda / +55.977s
- source : MotoGP