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Brad Binder to set new lap time at Kyalami

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ride to set new benchmark lap time in South Africa.

South African MotoGP™ star and Red Bull athlete Brad Binder makes a return to his home country for a “Superlap” where he intends to set a new benchmark lap time at the Kyalami race track, where no official track record for a modern era MotoGP bike has been established – until now.

Binder became Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s first-ever MotoGP winner in his rookie season – now in his 3rd season in the premire class, whilst home for the summer break he has taken on the challenge of setting a new benchmark at his home track Kyalami the current best known time on a motorcycle stands at 1:48.078.

Speaking to the media recently at a press conference Binder expressed “I am really excited to be back home, It has always been a childhood dream of mine to ride a MotoGP bike in my home country. My goal is to set a new benchmark around Kyalami on a MotoGP bike, and I believe that I can achieve this”.

Binder took to the track for his “Superlap” describing the track as world class with facilities on par with many of those he currently races on: “It was cool to ride the MotoGP bike at Kyalami, the track is special, unique and there is nothing quite like it out there. I’m excited to ride at home and set a new benchmark”.

The Grand Prix winner is currently back in SA for the mid-season break, and will resume racing at the British GP on the 7th of August 2022 with hopes of challenging for the podium once again.

For more on Brad’s attempt at setting the benchmark aboard a modern era MotoGP bike around the new Kyalami layout keep an eye out on redbull.com and Red Bull otorsports social channels, 18 August 2022 and find out if Brad has officially set a new benchmark lap.

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