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Brad Bin­der looks set to get his hands on the 2016 Moto3 crown af­ter a con­trol­ling race vic­tory at Misano gave him an in­cred­i­ble 106-point lead over ti­tle ri­val Enea Bas­tian­ini.

As al­ways, try­ing to make a break from the fran­tic bat­tle be­hind him, the South African was able to pull clear of the pack mid-way through Sun­day’s race, tak­ing Bas­tian­ini with him as his other main ri­val Jorge Navarro crashed out for the third time in four races.

And while the Ital­ian did ev­ery­thing he could to take the win from Bin­der, the Red Bull KTM racer baulked his every ef­fort. Now need­ing only an- other win over Bas­tian­ini next time out to se­cure the ti­tle, he ad­mit­ted af­ter the race that the ti­tle was now fi­nally in reach.

“This whole year has been so good, and I re­ally en­joyed my­self out on track dur­ing the race. I tried to push hard but not to do any­thing stupid, tried to keep a lit­tle bit in the bag and that I was do­ing the same lap time every lap.

“I did ev­ery­thing I could to drop Enea, but when I saw the gap be­hind had stretched to two sec­onds to those fight­ing for third place, on the last lap I made my move and ev­ery­thing worked per­fectly.”

Bin­der shook off a race-long at­tack from Bas­tian­ini

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