Binder wins the Austrian Grand Prix, at KTM, under water, and confirms the saying that the Luck helps the bold!
The South African plays great and wins the home victory with a splendid wet victory with slick tires in Spielberg, rubbing the podium under the noses of Bagnaia, Mir and Marquez.
Not just luck, it takes a lot of courage to fight with a MotoGP ™ on a wet track, with slicks, for the win at stake in your team's home race. It also takes some skill and real talent. But Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) had both to win in the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich.
The South African disappeared down the starting straight on his own, keeping his nerve as almost everyone around him squeezed into the pitlane in the most classic flag-to-flag of all time. Somehow he made it, for the second victory in the premier class and the first for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team at home: the Sunday driver, on these occasions, is the greatest of compliments.
Behind the absolute audacity of the winner, the fight for the second was instead an electrifying charge of those who made the opposite bet. In the end, second place on the podium by Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) who staged a spectacular comeback that, on most other Sundays, would probably have given him the victory in MotoGP ™. Behind him, the Styrian GP winner and rookie Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) who in the rain showed excellent driving skills and coolness, while Marquez (who fought with Bagnaia for second place) just dropped the gearbox motorcycledespite the rain covers.
See you at the next appointment of August 29 at Silverstone, for the British GP.