Brad Binder and Jorge Martin wrap up a tough Italian GP02/06/2019
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 pair worked hard throughout a difficult weekend at the demanding Mugello Circuit.
The sixth race of the 2019 season in the Moto2 World Championship saw the Red Bull KTM Ajo do battle at the challenging Mugello track. Brad Binder and Jorge Martin gave it their all right the way through, with the team working hard all weekend, concluding a tough Italian Grand Prix with the South African in 15th position and the Spaniard in 16th.
At the start of the race, Brad Binder made up six positions to place himself just behind his teammate, Jorge Martin. The Red Bull KTM Ajo duo consolidated their placements in the middle of the pack, with plenty of jostling going in their group, in the hunt for points. As the race went on, the South African moved ahead of his colleague, with the pair eventually finishing in 15th and 16th respectively, separated by just 0.081s.
At the conclusion of the Italian Grand Prix, Brad Binder sits 10th overall in the Moto2 World Championship standings with 39 points, while Jorge Martin is 26th with two points. The next round will see the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders head for the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, over the 14th-16th June weekend.
Results (Moto2 Race)
1. Alex Marquez (Kalex) 39:31.262
2. Luca Marini (Kalex) +1.928
3. Thomas Luthi (Kalex) +2.242
4. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Kalex) +3.653
5. Augusto Fernandez (Kalex) +3.973
15. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +20.591
16. Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +20.672
Moto2 World Championship Standing 2019
1. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Kalex) 88 points
2. Alex Marquez (Kalex) 86 points
3. Thomas Luthi (Kalex) 84 points
4. Jorge Navarro (Speed Up) 73 points
5. Marcel Schrotter (Kalex) 64 points
10. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 39 points
26. Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2 points
41 BRAD BINDER
“I’m not happy with how the weekend went. Both the team and I give it our best and worked very hard throughout the Grand Prix. We carried out a lot of tests and made many changes, but it wasn’t enough to put us on the right path. It was a difficult race, but at least I can say I gave it my all. Now we have to move on and get stronger. What I’ll take with me from this weekend as a positive is the great effort we have put in.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“We had a tough race, as we had issues again. However, I achieved one of my goals this season, to get as close as possible to my teammate, Brad Binder, and today I finished just 0.081s behind him. Despite the final result, the team did a great job and we did our best throughout the weekend.”