SA's Binder claims another Moto3 win

2016-05-08 12:45
Brad Binder (Twitter)

Le Mans - South Africa's Brad Binder won Sunday's French Moto3 grand prix at Le Mans' Bugatti circuit to extend his lead in the world championship title race.

The KTM rider recorded successive wins after his debut triumph in Spain last time out by shading his Italian teammate Romano Fenati and Spanish Honda rider Jorge Navarro.

The 20-year-old from Potchefstroom has a 24 point lead over Navarro and 35 on Fenati after this fifth leg of the season.

Binder and Fenati fought for the lead over 24 laps with this pair joined by Navarro and Aron Canet in a four-way battle to the line.

Binder's success at Jerez de la Frontera a fortnight ago was the first for a South African in the world championship since Jon Ekerold in 1981.

Moto3 - Le Mans

1. Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) 41min 31.041sec, 2. Romano Fenati (ITA/KTM) at 0.099s, 3. Jorge Navarro (ESP/Honda) 0.387, 4. Aron Canet (ESP/Honda) 1.354, 5. Nicolo Bulega (ITA/KTM) 7.147, 6. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Honda) 7.616, 7. Andrea Migno (ITA/KTM) 8.016, 8. Niccolo Antonelli (ITA/Honda) 8.457, 9. Jakub Kornfeil (CZE/Honda) 9.850, 10. Andrea Locatelli (ITA/KTM) 9.926

World championship standings

1. Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) 102 points, 2. Jorge Navarro (ESP/Honda) 78, 3. Romano Fenati (ITA/KTM) 67, 4. Nicolo Bulega (ITA/KTM) 47, 5. Niccolo Antonelli (ITA/Honda) 39, 6. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Mahindra) 38, 7. Jakub Kornfeil (CZE/Honda) 36, 8. Andrea Locatelli (ITA/KTM) 30, 9. Khairul Idham Pawi (MAL/Honda) 29, 10. Enea Bastianini (ITA/Honda) 29

Read more on:    moto3  |  brad binder  |  motor racing

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.