Red Bull KTM Ajo sign Brad Binder for 201530/09/2014
Red Bull KTM Ajo are proud to announce the signing of South African as team’s new rider for next season’s Moto3 World Championship.
Three-time World Championship winning team in the lower cylinder class (125cc in 2008 and 2010, Moto3 in 2012) Red Bull KTM Ajo have reached an agreement with Brad Binder for next year. This past weekend at MotorLand Aragon, Team Manager Aki Ajo and the South African rider struck a deal for their collaboration in next season’s Moto3 World Championship. This will be the fourth full year that Binder has competed in Grand Prix racing.
Brad Binder, 19, made the leap to World Championship via the Red Bull Rookies Cup, where he raced for three seasons. Born in the town of Potchefstroom (South Africa) on August 11th, 1995, he has improved year-after-year and managed to take his first podium this season with second at the German Grand Prix. Already in 2014 he has more points to his name than in the entirety of 2013, with 4 races still remaining. His continuous upward progression has been valued by the Red Bull KTM Ajo as suitable for him to ride their KTM machinery in the Moto3 World Championship.
Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“I am thrilled to start this journey together with Brad [Binder]. I have seen that he is a rider who is highly motivated and eager to grow in the World Championship. One can see that Brad is a great person, calm and hard worker in a team, respecting all those who cooperate with him. He has great potential and I think that with the team, KTM, Red Bull and other large partners that support us, next year he can show this for the first time on the track. We will do this together.”
Brad Binder – Moto3 rider
“Honestly, the feeling after joining Red Bull KTM Ajo is truly amazing. Since I started in Moto3 my goal has been to join a top team like this. Entering such an important structure as the KTM factory team, with partners like Red Bull and other large enterprises, is a unique opportunity. This will be a great chance for me and it’s time to show what I can really do. Being on this team, the target cannot be anything less than to fight to place as high up as possible. We have potential to do so, we have the perfect bike-team package to attempt it, and I am excited about the future.”