Brad Binder got the 2019 Moto2 World Championship underway with a tricky race under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit.
Binder, who took off from eighth on the grid, had a great start and was up as high as fourth, before some rear-end issues on Lap 9. He initially lost a single place, and then four more on the next lap. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider was part of a large group that featured countless overtakes, he ended the contest in 12th place.
41 BRAD BINDER
“Today was a tough day. I was able to make a good start and during the first three laps I was riding very hard, but from there I started to have some issues with the rear end. On the final laps the tyre had gone off and it was very difficult to stay upright when cornering, so I concentrated on finishing the race in the best possible way. The important thing is that we have managed to pick up some points; I’m looking forward to the next race in Argentina, since it is a track that I really like.”