KTM makes official the promotion of Binder to MotoGP for 2020

The 23-year-old South African rider will race next year in the premier class in the Red Bull KTM Tech 3 team and will be a teammate of Miguel Oliveira.

Movements in the MotoGP market continue. After confirming the renewal of Danilo Petrucci with Ducati, this Wednesday KTM has made it official that Brad Binder will compete next year in the queen category. Will do it in the French team Red Bull KTM Tech 3 and will be a teammate of the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira, who will continue in the team next year, and replace the Malaysian Hafizh Syahrin.

This way, the KTM pilot will be the first South African to compete in the top category of the World Motorcycle Championship since the decade of the eighties, when his compatriots Kork Ballington, Jon Ekerold or Brett Hudson ran.

Binder, who is currently eighth in the Moto2 World Championship with 84 points, has been very happy in his social networks to be able to compete in 2020 in MotoGP. "I am very happy to announce that I am going to enter the MotoGP category for the 2020 season with the Red Bull KTM Tech team 3. Thanks to Red Bull KTM for believing in me, not only for next year, but for all We have been together for years It's a dream come true and I can not thank the people who helped me get to this point in my career so far, "says the South African on his Instagram account.

The pilot of 23 years debutó in the Motorcycling World Championship in the year 2011. Little by little he was improving his results in the category until in 2015 he signed for KTM. That union began to bear fruit that same season when Binder climbed four times to the podium. But it was the following year when the South African got his biggest success by proclaiming world champion of Moto3 after adding seven victories, 14 podiums and six poles.

In 2017 he climbed Moto2 with KTM being that year eighth in the World Cup. Last year he won three victories in the intermediate category and finished third in the Drivers' World. Now, he will have his great MotoGP opportunity with the factory that has relied on him so much in recent years.

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