It seems that Brad Binder’s Checker’s Sixty60 training is paying dividends. The South African Red Bull KTM rider made headlines at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello MotoGP as he shattered the top speed record during the qualifying round on Saturday.
The race witnessed an all-Ducati podium, with Francesco Bagnaia claiming the top spot, followed by the Pramac Racing duo of Jorge Martin and Johann Zarco. As the race commenced, Bagnaia, starting from pole position and immediately asserted his dominance. The Ducati rider displayed exceptional skill and determination, maintaining a commanding lead throughout the entire race. Bagnaia’s flawless performance solidified his victory and extended his lead in the championship standings.
Despite the Ducati dominance, local icon Brad Binder stole headlines after snatching the MotoGP Top Speed record passing the traps at 366,1 km/h! Here is a list of the top 5 fastest records in the two-wheeled sport.
However, the battle for second place was intensely fought between Pramac Ducati teammates Martin and Zarco. Both riders exhibited remarkable speed and precision, engaging in a fierce contest throughout the race. Ultimately, it was Martin who crossed the finish line ahead of Zarco, securing the second spot on the podium.
Meanwhile, Luca Marini of Mooney VR46 Ducati delivered a strong performance, securing the fourth position and contributing to Ducati’s exceptional achievement of occupying the top four spots in the race. Marini’s impressive display showcased the prowess of the Ducati team on the challenging Mugello circuit.
Brad Binder of Red Bull KTM, known for his remarkable riding skills, demonstrated his prowess once again. Despite facing fierce competition from the dominant Ducati contingent, Binder showcased his determination and skill, securing a commendable fifth-place finish.
The Mugello MotoGP race witnessed other notable performances as well. Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia delivered a strong showing, securing the sixth position, while Jack Miller of Red Bull KTM finished in seventh place. Marco Bezzecchi of Mooney VR46 Ducati claimed the eighth spot, closely followed by Enea Bastianini of Gresini Ducati in ninth place. Fabio Quartararo of Monster Yamaha rounded up the top ten finishers in the race.
With his victory, Francesco Bagnaia extended his lead in the championship standings, now sitting 21 points ahead of his closest competitor, Fabio Quartararo. Jorge Martin, following his impressive podium finish, currently occupies the third position in the championship standings, trailing Bagnaia by 35 points.