MOTO GP

MotoGp3: Binder wins in Australia

Moto3 champ keeps cool to take sixth season win in restarted race, brother ends fourth Reigning Moto3 champion Brad Binder cruised to his sixth win of the season at Phillip Island, Australia, unfazed by a red flag interrupting the race. Starting from pole, the South African kept his cool throughout the red-flagged and then restarted race, keeping a good buffer out front ahead of his closest rival, Andrea Locatelli.

Brad Binder
Brad Binder

Meanwhile, the battle for the final podium position heated up in the closing laps of the shortened 10-lap dash after the restart, with as many as 16 riders involved in the tussle.

Not that it was any concern to Binder, as the 2016 champion took a dominant win over Locatelli, with 5.937sec separating the two over the finish line.

A fair way back, it came down to Aron Canet and the winner’s brother, Darryn Binder, on the final lap for third.

Despite the valiant effort from Darryn after his lap-one crash, the Platinum Bay rider lost out on the finish line, with Canet slipstreaming past the South African – the two separated by mere 0.048sec.

Livio Loi was fifth, with Aspar Mahindra’s Jorge Martin sixth, the Spanish rider also progressing after stalling on the restart.