Brad Binder

MotoGP: KTM sends RC16 to South Africa to race Brad Binder at Kyalami

There is no South African Grand Prix on the MotoGP calendar, but South Africa now has a renovated Kyalami circuit and a champion named Brad Binder. KTM took these last two parameters into account to send the RC16 to this far away country to run it with the South African on his soil. He deserves it, given his results this season that have kept the Austrian brand afloat. But are there any other ambitions that have yet to be discovered?

According to media outlet Speedweek, which reported on the expedition, we should know more on August 18 when the Austrian Grand Prix opens at the Red Bull Ring on Thursday. Or a step home from KTM and its investor, who needs no introduction. So there remain these laps of the Kyalami circuit, a circuit stretching between Pretoria and Johannesburg that was born in 1961 and has hosted Formula 1 events as well as motorcycles. Since 2015, serious work on its modernization has been underway.

Brad Binder and his Courtney with their engagement ring

Brad Binder: it was really cool to drive the RC16 in Kyalami”

Brad Binderwho took advantage of his summer vacation to put a wedding ring on his beloved’s finger Courtney Rainiersdid not shun his pleasure to step with his own KTM official country’s most famous track: ” I am very happy to be back home. As a child, I always dreamed of racing MotoGP in my country. he commented clarifying his purpose: “ this will set a new mark on the Kyalami circuit. I think I can achieve this “.

Did he finally beat the 1’48,078 listed on the shelves? The answer will come only on August 18. After eleven of 20 races, Brad Binder is ranked sixth in the world championships, and commented on the experience: it was really cool to drive the RC16 in Kyalami. The layout is very special, unique and incomparable to others “, – concludes the elder brother A Deryn Binder who will be a member of the team in 2023 and until 2024 Jack Miller.

Brad Binder on the podium in Kyalami

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