Finishing eighth in the Le Mans GP, Red Bull KTM factory racer Brad Binder described quite impressively how his bike behaved without a left wing.
Brad Binder is one of the most consistent MotoGP racers at the moment: in the last 25 MotoGP World Championship races during the seasons, he has only been able to score points twice – in 2021 and 2022. Jerez in the GP race where he left due to the fall. promising position. Already in 2020, he had not seen a checkered flag race on the Circuito de Jerez track after the crash. But then he won Brno for only the third time in a MotoGP race with the Red Bull KTM-RC16! It was the Austrian manufacturer’s first victory (slogan: ready to race) in the top class.
Brad attack Binder finished in 2020 in 11th place and sixth last year. After seven of the 21 races in 2022, he ranks eighth in the World Championships. However, the eighth-place finisher of 26-year-old South Africa at Le Mans GP de France deserves special applause as the 2016 Moto3 world champion faced former KTM teammate Johann Zarco in the first round; his left wing was shaved.
Even a layman can imagine that this caused an aerodynamic imbalance, but that didn’t stop the BB # 33 from racing on the difficult Circuit Bugatti track, three laps before teammate Miguel Oliveira.
After 27 races, Binder described the handling of his KTM RC16 …