Second place for Binder after amazing comeback at German GP

07/07/2019

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team secured a second consecutive podium, with Jorge Martin in ninth position.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team will head for their summer break with plenty of hard work under their belts, after they recorded a second consecutive podium today at the German GP. Brad Binder was on the rostrum for the second time in two weeks, after making up 15 positions in the race, while Jorge Martin achieved his best result in the category, by finishing ninth at Sachsenring.

Brad Binder, who was 17th on the grid, had a great breathtaking, as he moved up 11 positions in the first three laps. The South African rider demonstrated great pace as he overtook his rivals and, by the halfway point of the race, he was already second. In the final part of the contest, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider successfully managed a tyre wear situation well and won a tough battle for second place.

Jorge Martin, on the other hand, got his best result in Moto2. From the third row of the grid, the Spaniard joined the leading group after the start. Despite losing contact with the front riders, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rookie stayed up amongst the top positions throughout the race, maintaining a consistent pace, to cross the finish line in a solid ninth spot.

Following today’s results, Brad Binder sits eighth in the championship standings with 84 points, while Jorge Martin is 22nd with 10 points. The next date on the calendar for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team is the Czech GP, which takes place over the 2nd – 4th August at the Brno circuit.

 

Results (Moto2 Race)
1. Alex Marquez (Kalex) 39:35.101
2. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +1.208
3. Marcel Schrotter (Kalex) +1.630
4. Fabio Di Giannantonio (Speed Up) +4.116
5. Thomas Luthi (Kalex) +5.191
9. Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +10.538

Moto2 World Championship Standings 2019
1. Alex Marquez (Kalex) 136 points
2. Thomas Luthi (Kalex) 128 points
3. Augusto Fernandez (Kalex) 102 points
4. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Kalex) 97 points
5. Jorge Navarro (Speed Up) 97 points
8. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 84 points
22. Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 10 points

 

Aki Ajo – Team manager

“This Grand Prix has been a challenge for us in Moto2. However, we have to be positive, as we took a step forward after Mugello and Barcelona. In Assen and in Germany we showed that we’re getting closer to the front and soon we will be fighting for victories. I am grateful to the entire team and to the KTM Factory, who are working very hard, and to our excellent riders, who are doing a remarkable job.”

41 BRAD BINDER

“I’m very happy. I made a great start, as I managed to move forward and hunt down the leadinng group. I could see that I had a competitive pace, so I tried to pass my rivals and go out on my own. But with 10 laps to go I began to suffer and everything became much harder. Despite that, I was still able to attack in the last laps. I have to thank Red Bull KTM Ajo, Aki Ajo and everyone who is working non-stop to make this happen. I’m happy to be able to fight for the podium at two races in a row. We’ve taken a big leap forward and we can be there with a strong second half of the season.”

88 JORGE MARTIN

“It’s been a positive weekend in general. We did a great job today. In the second part of the race it was harder because I had some chattering problems. It’s the first Top 10 of the season and my best result in the category so far, so I’m very happy. I’ll head for the summer break satisfied, as I think we’ve done a great job. I hope to come back even stronger to be fighting for the Top 5.”

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