Brad Binder finishes third at Jerez test
Brad and Darryn Binder have completed the three day combined Moto2 and Moto3 test at the Jerez Circuit in Spain. After rain and wind on the first day, the next two days saw clear skies with the last day, yesterday, having particularly good conditions in which to test. The pair will return to Jerez for the last test of the year on 6 – 8 March.
Brad Binder – Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 Jerez test day three
Brad took advantage of the good weather conditions to complete a massive 70 laps of testing, improving the entire time and in the last 20 minutes managed cut 0.4 sec off his lap time to put him third.
“The three days of testing we’ve had here at Jerez have been quite positive, and day-by-day we’ve improved our lap times and pace. In each session I took tenths off my best lap, and that confirms how comfortable I have felt on the KTM. I feel we have worked very hard these days and that the team have done a great job; I want to thank them for that. I am happy about how everything is working out and the fact that we are already at a good level. Now it’s time to keep working hard at home, in order to come back here strong in two weeks and continue with our preseason.”
Combined Moto2 Standings Days 1-2-3
1. Alex Marquez (Kalex) 1:40.926
2. Francesco Bagnaia (Kalex) 1:41.260 +0.334
3. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:41.725 +0.799
4. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Kalex) 1:41.840 +0.914
5. Xavi Vierge (Kalex) 1:41.960 +1.034
6. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:41.982 +1.056
Darryn Binder – Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 Jerez test day three
Like his older brother, Darryn Binder has been improving everyday as he tries to come to terms with his new factory KTM Moto3 race bike and his new Red Bull Ajo team. on the last day of the test, Darryn managed 66 laps, the most of any rider in Moto3 on the day, trying different setups and identifying where he can improve his riding style to better suit the bike.
“Today we finished the three days of testing here at Jerez, taking another small step forward. Every day here at Jerez we have made an improvement in small ways; we have been testing different setups and I think we are beginning to find the right path to follow in the remaining days of testing. Also, I know what points I should look at to improve my riding, so I will work on those during the break before the next test so that we can come back stronger. We have improvement to make, so we must continue to work very hard.”
Combined Moto3 Standings Day 3
1. Tony Arbolino (Honda) 1:45.498
2. Enea Bastianini (Honda) 1:45.715 +0.217
3. Jorge Martin (Honda) 1:45.884 +0.386
4. Dennis Foggia (KTM) 1:45.943 +0.445
5. Niccolo Antonelli (Honda) 1:46.072 +0.574
22. Darryn Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:47.038 +1.540