Although crashing out in the Grande Prémio MEO de Portugal MotoGP race on the weekend, Red Bull KTM rider, Brad Binder has managed to hold onto enough championship points (87pts) to beat fellow contender, Alex Marques (74pts), to be officially crowned 2020 Rookie of the Year.
In what has been one of the most exciting seasons of MotoGP racing with an unprecedented nine different winners over the 14 races, one of those being Binder with a win in race three at Brno, Czech Republic, has meant that this year’s MotoGP races have kept fans literally on the edge of their seats.
Binder commented: “All-in-all my rookie year has come to a close and we managed to wrap the Rookie of the Year award, which was a goal starting the season. It’s been a tough but fantastic season with big highs and low lows! I think all of it will build me up to be a stronger rider next season. I want to say a massive thank you to everyone in the box and the entire team. The feeling is great and we have a competitive package for sure.”
For the 2021 season ahead, Binder will remain with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team and will be joined by Miguel Oliveira.