KTM race-winner Brad Binder has signed a contract extension with the team until the 2024 season of the MotoGP World Championship.
Brad Binder will continue his long association with KTM as the South African inked an extension to his existing contract with the Austrian outfit.
Binder is a graduate of the KTM GP Academy; he also won 15 races in Moto2 and Moto3 on a KTM bike. In 2020, Binder finally jumped up into the premier class and won KTM’s first race at the highest level.
Speaking on the new deal, Binder expressed his delight at staying with the factory team:
“I’m super, super happy to have signed again for three more seasons with KTM, and it will take us up to ten years.”
Furthermore, the length of the deal is enthusing Binder; “It’s cool to have that belief and support from a company. It’s an honour.”
Binder now feels that KTM can build in the long-term to create a winning team; the excitement is palpable; “From here on, we can focus on building ourselves towards the front.
“We are not far away, and it would be nice to do something great together. It’s exciting to see what these next years will bring.”
KTM Motorsport boss Pit Beirer added: “This was a straightforward contract for us to do because we love Brad as a racer and what he brings to the team, the factory and the MotoGP class.”
Beirer feels that Binder matches the team’s culture and philosophy.
“Sometimes you find a racer and a mentality that fits with your philosophy and the fact that Brad has come to the top with us in 10 years is a very special story.”
It will be exciting to watch the KTM team and Binder grow together and jump up the grid in competitiveness. It is also the first big move of the MotoGP silly season.