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26/09/2016

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Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Brad Binder was crowned Moto3 World Champion yesterday, page pilule as part of a record-breaking season.

1. The fifth rider to become World Champion in the Moto3 class.
2. The third South African rider to win a World Championship, ampoule after Jon Ekerold and Kork Ballington.
3. The first South African rider to win a title in any class since Jon Ekerold in 350cc in 1980.
4. The first South African to win a race in any class since Jon Ekerold at Monza in the 1981 350cc round.
5. The first South African to win the title and a race in the lower cylinder class.
6. Aged 21 years and 45 days, approved Binder is the youngest South African to win a World Championship.
7. He won the title with four races remaining of the season, something that had never happened before in the lower cylinder class since the current points system was introduced in 1993.
8. Binder took the lead from the second round of the season in Argentina, never relinquishing it.
9. At the Spanish GP, Binder achieved the greatest comeback ever seen in a MotoGP race, winning from 35th position.
10. The title is a third Moto3 World Championship for KTM.
11. It is the second World Championship in Moto3 for the Red Bull KTM Ajo in 5 years.
12. Binder is the fifth Ajo Motorsport rider to win a World Championship, after the structure’s previous titles in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015.

Brad Binder’s statistics for 2016
Races contested so far: 14
Wins: 5
Second places: 4
Third places: 2
Total podium finishes: 11
Points: 249
Pole positions: 4
Fastest laps: 2
Laps led: 84 of 297
Best run of consecutive wins: 3
Best run of consecutive podiums: 7
Races as World Championship leader: 13
Worst position in overall standings: 2
Maximum overall lead: 106
Minimum advantage: 3

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