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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing steadied, rallied and attacked the critical point of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas to score valuable MotoGP World Championship points in the third round of 21 on the schedule. Brad Binder sits 6th in the series standings after scoring 9th at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Hot and breezy weather coated a decent crowd at the large COTA race facility and as Red Bull KTM Factory Racing faced-up to 20 long laps of the winding 5.5km course with 20 turns of varying speed, entry and technical demand. Brad and teammate Jack Miller accelerated from the sixth and fourth rows of the grid respectively.

Brad had to be very proactive to win time and places during the opening circulations. The South African diligently moved up the order to invade the top ten and then made sure of 9th.

After three rounds Brad has accumulated 49 points to lie 6th in the table. Spain is up next. The Circuit de Jerez-Angel Nieto boasts almost forty years of history as an atmospheric and staple part of the Grand Prix calendar. Round four comes to life from April 26-28.

Brad Binder
“A tricky race for us even though I got the best launch of my life! I think that was the highlight. In Turn 1 I tried to rail the outside to gain as many positions as I could and with the mess between riders there I unfortunately broke my rear wing and front left wing. 20 laps around COTA with that missing wasn’t much fun. I could finally find a rhythm between that situation and my tire and make some pace. A difficult weekend and one to forget although I think our GP here looks a lot worse than it was!”

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