Brad Binder German Moto2
MOTORSPORT / 15 JULY 2018, 6:57PM / MOTORING STAFF
Chemnitz, Eastern Germany – South Africa’s Brad Binder took his maiden Moto2 victory at the tight and twisty Sachsenring in a dramatic race that saw the podium three covered by less than a second.
It was the first intermediate class Grand Prix win by a South African since Jon Ekerold’s at Monza aboard a Yamaha-engined Bimota in 1981.
Marc Marquez continued his dominance of the shortest circuit on the calendar with his ninth consecutive pole position and ninth consecutive win across all classes, with Valentino Rossi and his Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales completing the MotoGP podium.
Steven Odendaal continued his steady progress on the new NTS, finishing 18th in the Moto2 race, but Binder’s younger brother Darryn was ruled out of the Moto3 event by a collarbone so badly broken in a midweek supermoto training crash that it took a titanium plate and six screws to cobble it back together again. Brad Binder German Moto2