Moto3: Binder extends title lead yet further

Published: 11 September 2016

Brad Binder has edged even closer to taking the 2016 Moto3 crown with a controlling race victory at Misano now giving him an incredible 106-point lead over Enea Bastianini in the title fight.

As always, trying to make a break from the frantic battle behind him, the South African was able to pull clear of the pack mid-way through Sunday’s race, taking title rival Bastianini with him as his other main rival Jorge Navarro fell from the race for the third time in four races.

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And while the Italian did everything he could to take the win from Binder, the Red Bull KTM racer baulked his every effort. Now needing only another win over Bastianini next time out to secure the title, he admitted after the race that

Joan Mir took the final odium spot ahead of home favourite Nicolo Bulega, while Scotsman John McPhee made up nine places to finish 20th on the Saxoprint Peugeot.

 

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