Binder not thinking about title race

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Brad Binder says he’s doing his best not to think about the 2016 Moto3 title race, despite now holding an advantage of nearly two race victories over Jorge Navarro after only six races.

But, learning the lessons of 2015, when Danny Kent enjoyed a similar lead in the early part of the season to eventually finish only two points ahead of Miguel Olivera, the South African says he’s biding his time.

“Have a look at what happened last year – Kent had the same lead as me at this point and won the championship by two points! Everyone ahs their bad days, and you can only start to think about the title when it comes down to the last two or three races and start planning  your races around it then.

“It’s round six and I’m taking everything one day at the time – the only people talking about the championship are the media! For now, it’s just a waste of time to think about it. I just want to forget about it and go do my job!”

Despite that, however, the 20 year old is ticking all the right boxes. He remains the only person to win more than one race this year, with three back-to-back wins including an incredible victory from the back of the grid in Jerez.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer