Oliveira and Binder ready to round off flyaways at Sepang25/10/2017
Following their historic one-two at Phillip Island, the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders look for a repeat at the Malaysian GP.
With little time to take in their historic results in Australia, where Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder took the top spots on the Phillip Island podium, the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders move straight on to the seventeenth round of the year in Sepang, Malaysia. With expectations high after their best weekend of the year, Oliveira and Binder will try to end the triple flyaways with another great performance.
Having achieved his goal of giving KTM their first victory in Moto2, Miguel Oliveira arrives in Sepang with only the pressure to secure his third place in the overall standings to worry about. A point ahead of his closest rival, the Portuguese rider will attempt to earn his eighth podium of the year. In 2015, Oliveira took victory at Sepang in Moto3 -during his previous spell with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team.
Brad Binder’s hard work throughout the season was finally rewarded in Australia, where he took his first podium in the intermediate class. In addition, the South African rider took his best grid position of the year, which was key to increasing his chances of fighting among the fastest riders. Binder was on the podium in the 2015 Moto3 Malaysian GP, along with his current teammate.
Moto2 World Championship race at Sepang will be held at 13:20pm local time (6:20am CET).
Circuit information – Sepang International Circuit
Length: 5.543m / 3.444 miles
Width: 25mLeft corners: 5
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 920m / 0.572 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“What we experienced last Sunday at Phillip Island was amazing for the whole team and KTM. It was a great result, but now we are back at another entirely new circuit for us for the third consecutive week. The Sepang International Circuit is a track where I have always enjoyed riding and always felt good and strong. I can’t wait to get there and see how I get on with the Moto2 bike. We’ll see where we can finish.”
44 MIGUEL OLIVEIRA
“We took a one-two at the AustralianGP and now go to Malaysia, where myself and Brad (Binder) also got the same result in 2015. Of the two remaining races, I love the Sepang International and I also like Valencia. In fact, those are two tracks where I sincerely believe we can be competitive, so we will see how we respond, since I have never ridden a Moto2 bike in Malaysia. Third position in the World Championship is not my main objective; my real goal is to enjoy riding at the remaining rounds. Getting that position at the end would be a nice bonus, but the most important thing is to do a good job.”