Brad Binder, the MotoGP surprise: “My phone was in airplane mode for 24 hours”


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Brad Binder, the MotoGP surprise: "My phone was in airplane mode for 24 hours"

The 24-year-old South African gave details on everything he has gone through since claiming his first top win last weekend in Brno.

In what was only his third race in MotoGP, Brad binder caused a shock in the world of motorsport and won the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic last weekend, a result for which he himself is still incredulous.

The 24-year-old South African lived a revolution since he won the victory in Brno and made it clear with his statements based on everything he experienced from abroad.

“My phone was in airplane mode for 24 hours because it was crazy. It was getting ridiculous. I think all the people I met, texted me or tried to call me. It was amazing!” Revealed the Moto3 champion in 2016 in interview with Marca.

“I couldn’t even talk to my parents, I tried a couple of times, but they were always on the phone when I called them. I realized how happy they were, as it was a great sacrifice for us as a family,” added the born at Potchefstroom.

In turn, the KTM rider spoke about what his team means to achieve the recent successful result. “I am very proud to be part of the KTM family. We have won in every class. To come and do it in MotoGP was incredible, literally a dream come true. I think it just shows that with hard work and dedication anything is possible,” he said.

The next challenge for Binder will be next weekend in Austria, on a track he knows well and has a lot of confidence in. “I’ve always done well at Spielberg. However, I’ve never been there on the MotoGP bike. Every time I hit a new track in MotoGP, everything changes. Their full race line selection is as different as your references from braking “, analyzed in depth.

And in relation to what his victory on Czech soil represented for his country, the rider who was runner-up in Moto2 in 2019 declared: “It is crazy to think that I am the first South African to win a MotoGP race. The South Africans back home. They are crazy: they are huge fans of motorsport and sports in general. Since I started racing, I feel like I have the whole country behind me. I hope they create something in South Africa for our sport. “

Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp / Getty Images


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