South African MotoGP star Brad Binder has signed with the factory Red Bull KTM Team until the end of 2024, meaning the 25-year-old will remain a works KTM MotoGP rider for another three years at least.
This shows huge confidence by KTM in Binder, especially with the younger crop of KTM riders like Raul Fernandez and Pedro Acosta due to move through the ranks soon.
“I’m super, super happy to have signed again for three more seasons with KTM and it will take us up to ten years,” commented Binder after the signing. “It’s incredible to have been with this manufacturer for such a long time now and we’ve always had a good relationship. I’m extremely happy in KTM colors so it’s extra satisfying to have a long contract signed-up. It’s cool to have that belief and support from a company. It’s an honor. From here on we can focus on building ourselves towards the front. We are not terribly far away, and it would be really nice to do something great together. It’s exciting to see what these next years will bring.”
Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director, shared similar sentiments: “This was a very easy contract for us to do because we love Brad as a racer and what he brings to the team, the factory and the MotoGP class. He was also very enthusiastic to make a big commitment to us and that says a lot for our progression and our potential in this championship. Sometimes you find a racer and a mentality that really fits with your own philosophy and the fact that Brad has come all the way to the top with us in a ten year period is a very special story. We’re really proud to continue racing with him and to keep setting new targets together.”