Binder eyes successive win at Austrian GP title

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2020 MotoGP Season

Austrian Grand Prix

Round 4
Red Bull Ring 
Spielberg, Austria
16 August 2020
KTM rider Brad Binder will be looking to secure his second win of the 2020 season when he competes at the Austrian Grand Prix on August 16.
The 24-year-old, who is in his debut season in the MotoGP, recently became the first South African to win a MotoGP championship race at the 2020 Czech Grand Prix.
Binder also became the first rider to win with KTM in the premier class, as well as being the first rookie to win in MotoGP since Marc Márquez at the 2013 Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas.
Franco Morbidelli of Yamaha
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Last year's Austrian Grand Prix was won by Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso, who secured his second win in Spielberg having also emerged victorious in 2017.
The reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez of Honda finished second and he was followed by Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo. 
Looking at the 2020 season riders' standings, Quartararo is placed at the top followed by the Yamaha duo of Maverick Vinales and Franco Morbidelli.
Binder started the campaign with a 13th spot finish at the Spanish Grand Prix, before being forced to retire at the Andalusian Grand Prix. 
Pol Espargaró
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Binder is ecstatic following his victory in the Czech Republic and he is hoping to record more victories in the future. 
"Honestly, right now I'm lost for words. This is a day I've dreamt about since I was a little boy and today it came true," Binder said. 
"It's amazing to win in MotoGP, I wish my parents were here, thanks to everyone who's here. I can't thank my team enough.
"They put an insane motorbike underneath me this weekend. Hats off to the guys for doing an unbelievable job. I hope this is the start of many more."
Yahama are sitting at the top of Manufacturers' Championship standings - 26 points above their closest rivals, KTM.
Binder's KTM and Ducati are placed second and third respectively on the standings.

2019 Austrian Grand Prix results

Winner: Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati 
Runner-up: Marc Marquez - Honda
Third-Place: Fabio Quartararo - Yamaha

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Published: 08/12/2020