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Brad Binder seals sensational win in Argentina MotoGP from 15th on the grid



Brad Binder seals sensational win in Argentina MotoGP from 15th on the grid

KTM rider Brad Binder produced a stunning victory from 15th on the grid in the Argentina MotoGP sprint race. Binder’s excellent start and bold inside line through Turn 1 quickly saw him move up to the front.

Brad Binder, a KTM rider, delivered a remarkable performance in the Argentina MotoGP sprint race by securing victory from a 15th-place starting position.

With an excellent start and an assertive inside line through Turn 1, Binder quickly moved up to the front in less than three laps. He managed to withstand the late challenge from Marco Bezzecchi to clinch the win.

Despite starting on the second row, Franco Morbidelli had a fantastic start in the race and briefly led at Turn 1. He used his impressive launch to dive down the inside of the corner and overtake several riders. Although Alex Marquez regained the lead on exit, Morbidelli managed to maintain his momentum and secure second place.

Brad Binder seals sensational win in Argentina MotoGP from 15th on the grid

Later in the lap, Morbidelli found a way past Marquez to take the lead. Unfortunately, Marquez’s hopes of a comeback were dashed when he experienced a severe shake through Turn 4, causing him to fall back to fourth. This incident occurred after he switched to a medium front tire later on the grid.

After an incredible first lap that saw him gain 12 places, Brad Binder became Franco Morbidelli’s closest rival in the race. On the third lap, Binder set up a move for the lead through Turns 9-10 and managed to overtake Morbidelli by sliding down the inside of the sweeping Turn 11.

This move put Binder at the front of a pack of nine riders, with intense and aggressive battles taking place behind him in every corner. However, Morbidelli and Luca Marini of the VR46 Ducati team managed to secure second and third positions, respectively.


As the race entered its second half, Luca Marini of the VR46 Ducati team was trying to pass his teammate, Franco Morbidelli, to take second place, while Brad Binder had already built a significant lead. Binder had established a seven-tenths-of-a-second gap by the time Marini managed to overtake Morbidelli at Turn 9.

With just three laps remaining, it seemed unlikely that anyone could catch up with Binder, especially as Marini then found himself under pressure from his teammate, Marco Bezzecchi, who had already made contact with Marini earlier in the race. Bezzecchi succeeded in passing Morbidelli a few corners after Marini did.

Despite the pressure from Marco Bezzecchi, Brad Binder managed to hold on to his lead in the final lap of the race. Bezzecchi closed the gap to just four-tenths of a second, and even had a chance to overtake Binder at Turn 5, but he was unable to make the move stick. Binder absorbed the pressure and held on to his lead until the end, crossing the finish line just 0.072 seconds ahead of Bezzecchi. Luca Marini completed the podium, finishing in third place.

Franco Morbidelli managed to hold on to fourth place despite dropping off towards the end of the race. This result was his best finish in any MotoGP race since May 2021.

In addition, Franco Morbidelli’s defensive maneuvers enabled Alex Marquez to regain fifth place from Pecco Bagnaia, the championship leader of the Ducati team. It was a lackluster race for Aprilia, with only Maverick Vinales managing to secure points by finishing in seventh place.

Vinales and his teammate, Aleix Espargaro, were locked in battle for most of the race, along with several other riders. Unfortunately, Espargaro crashed out of the race at high speed but thankfully avoided injury.

Jorge Martin of the Pramac Ducati team won the battle for eighth place in a closely-fought race with Fabio Quartararo of Yamaha. Quartararo managed to secure the final point of the race, with Brad Binder’s KTM teammate, Jack Miller, finishing in 10th place. Unfortunately, no Honda riders scored points in the race, and the team’s performance was further marred by a severe crash suffered by Joan Mir on the first lap. The crash looked very nasty, and it was a disappointing end to the race for the Honda team.


The results of the sprint race at Termas for the 2023 MotoGP Argentina event.

1Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM 19m 56.873s
2Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati +0.072s
3Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati+0.877s
4Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha +2.354s
5Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati+2.462s
6Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo+2.537s
7Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing+2.643s
8Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati+3.754s
9Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha +3.856s
10Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM +5.143s
11Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda +5.574s
12Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati +6.965s
13Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati +7.568s
14Raul FernandezSPARNF Aprilia+7.725s
15Alex RinsSPALCR Honda+8.687s
16Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS +9.040s
Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia RacingDNF
Joan MirSPARepsol Honda DNF

The latest MotoGP World Championship standings following the Sprint race at Termas de Rio Hondo, round 2 out of 21, are as follows:

The updated MotoGP World Championship standings after the sprint race in Argentina.

1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo 41
2Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing28-13
3Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati 25-16
4Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM22-19
5Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati 17-24
6Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati 15-26
7Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM15-26
8Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati 11-30
9Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing11-30
10Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha9-32
11Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha8-33
12Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati 7-34
13Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda7-34
14Alex RinsSPALCR Honda6-35
15Joan MirSPARepsol Honda5-36
16Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda 4-37
17Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS3-38
18Miguel OliveiraPORRNF Aprilia 3-38

Brad Binder seals sensational win in Argentina MotoGP from 15th on the grid Brad Binder seals sensational win in Argentina MotoGP from 15th on the grid Brad Binder seals sensational win in Argentina MotoGP from 15th on the grid