South Africans shine bright
The Binder brothers Darryn and Brad both scored good positions in the recent Japanese MotoGP at Motegi. This time out, youngster Darryn (Red Bull KTM Ajo) scored his first podium place in the ultra-competitive Moto3 race.
The South African led the race in the closing lap, but got the very last corner slightly wrong and was swamped by Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PruestelGP) and Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing), who took the first and second places.
Though delighted with his podium, Binder said he was disgusted with his mistake in the final corner. Older brother Brad took his Red Bull KTM Ajo to fifth place in the Moto2 race, while fellow South African Steven Odendaal finished 19th in his NTS.
Brad and Darryn Binder during the Valencia test days earlier this year.