Brad Binder has inked a new deal with the Red Bull KTM team, with the South African set to remain there until at least 2024.
Binder, who was KTM’s first MotoGP winner at Brno last year, has a myriad of success with the Austrian brand since he first rode for KTM in Moto3 in 2015. He dominated the 2016 Moto3 season and picked up eight wins in Moto2 to finish third in the 2018 title, and second in 2019. Since then, The South African has been a consistent feature in the top 10, with a win in the 2020 Czech Grand Prix, and a season-best fifth in the 2021 Italian Grand Prix.
It was announced today Binder would stay with KTM until at least 2024, making his run with the Austrian manufacturer a decade long at the end of the contract. It also means the Red Bull KTM squad has their 2022 lineup cemented, as Miguel Oliveira is signed there until the end of next year.
“I’m super, super happy to have signed again for three more seasons with KTM and it will take us up to ten years,” Binder said after the announcement. “It’s incredible to have been with this manufacturer for such a long time now and we’ve always had a good relationship.”
“I’m extremely happy in KTM colors so it’s extra satisfying to have a long contract signed-up. It’s cool to have that belief and support from a company. It’s an honour.”
Pit Beirer, KTM’s motorsport director, said he was happy about Binder’s enthusiasm for a new deal and he was happy the talks were out of the way so early in the season.
“This was a very easy 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. He was also very enthusiastic to make a big commitment to us and that says a lot for our progression and our potential in this championship.”
MotoGP goes to Barcelona for the Catalan Grand Prix this weekend, for the first of two double-headers before the summer break.