South African racing royalty, Brad Binder, known for his exceptional skills on the track, is set to face a new and formidable challenge as he prepares to tackle the Roof of Africa Hard Enduro event in Lesotho. This marks Binder’s inaugural participation in the demanding event, showcasing his versatility as a rider and athlete.
With only two hours of prior enduro riding experience under his belt, Binder enters the Roof of Africa with a humble approach, emphasizing his determination to take on this challenging discipline of racing. Despite having no set expectations, Binder is eager to fulfil a long-standing dream of conquering the Roof of Africa, an event renowned for its unforgiving terrain and gruelling conditions.
Binder’s busy racing calendar has finally aligned to allow him to pursue this dream, and he eagerly anticipates the unique experience that the Roof of Africa promises. The event, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lesotho’s Maluti mountains will test Binder’s skills, endurance, and adaptability as he navigates through some of the toughest terrains and harshest riding conditions in the world of Hard Enduro.
“I’ve always had this dream of challenging myself at the Roof of Africa, and now the timing feels right. It’s a completely different world compared to MotoGP, and I have a lot to learn, but I’m excited to take on the challenge and tick the event off my bucket list,” said Binder.
The decision to participate in the Roof of Africa reflects Binder’s adventurous spirit and his commitment to pushing boundaries in the world of motorcycling. Despite being a top MotoGP contender, Binder is no stranger to embracing new challenges, and this venture into Hard Enduro demonstrates his passion for the sport in all its forms.
KTM South Africa is excited to field Binder on a 2024 KTM 300 XC-W in the 2024 Bronze class alongside brother, Darryn Binder as they throw themselves into the deep end of Hard Enduro riding. KTM group Marketing manager Grant Frerichs commented, “We have been speaking about Brad participating in the Roof for a few years now and this year his racing calendar ends the week before. Brad unfortunately has some testing commitments early in the week of the Roof but we will do everything in our power to have him on the start line of Around the Houses. Darryn will join Brad and they will tackle The Mother Of Hard Enduro together.”
Follow Brad Binder’s journey at the Roof of Africa Hard Enduro through KTM South Africa’s social media channels and stay tuned for updates on this thrilling chapter in his racing career.