Bin­der gets his first podium in Moto2

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LAST Sun­day at the Aus­tralian GP could not have gone bet­ter for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team at Phillip Is­land.

A his­toric day for the team, the Aus­trian fac­tory and for Por­tu­gal saw Miguel Oliveira take his first vic­tory in the class, giv­ing KTM their first win in their maiden year in Moto2.

This great suc­cess was capped off by the first podium for Brad Bin­der, a rookie this year, in sec­ond place.

Bin­der posted that he had a great start and was up there with Oliveira early in the race, but cred­ited his team-mate for hav­ing a very good pace and not mak­ing any mis­takes.

The South African then had a bat­tle with Franco Mor­bidelli for sec­ond place.

With seven laps re­main­ing, Bin­der was rel­e­gated to fourth place. But a crash for an­other rider and his com­ing out on top in the duel with Mor­bidelli al­lowed the South African to take sec­ond place.

“Now that’s more like it. So stoked with my 2nd po­si­tion to­day and my first podium in moto2,” Bin­der tweeted af­ter the race.

Both Oliveira and Bin­der gained po­si­tions in the over­all stand­ings as a re­sult of their his­toric Aus­tralian GP. With just two rounds of the sea­son re­main­ing, Bin­der en­ters the top 10 in his first year in Moto2 at 89 points.

PHOTO: RED BULL

Brad Bin­der on the podium in Oz.

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