Moto3 championship leader Brad Binder says he’s relishing the opportunity for an outing at his ‘home’ race this weekend at Silverstone – and the chance to have a battle in the slipstream on the Northamptonshire track’s long straights.
The holder of a British passport, the South African admitted to MCN that as long as the weather holds up, he’s a big fan of the longest track on the MotoGP calendar.
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“Silverstone would be so great if the weather always played ball! But I’ve got a British passport, so I guess you could say I’m heading home for it in a way. I’m looking forward to it – I’m enjoying a block of races together, because it keeps me more focused on the goal.
“It’s Slipstream City though, and there’s going to be 20 guys fighting for first. It’s not a track where you can take a big advantage – there’s a lot of corners, but the straights are a bit too long, and they can always pull it back!”
And while he maintains a healthy lead in the championship fight despite crashing out of the lead last time out at Brno, the Red Bull Ajo KTM rider is also keen to continue his pattern of battling for the win this weekend.
“I’m going out there with the aim to win, but of course if I see things are crazy or it looks risky I might try to change that. The thing with Moto3 though is that you can’t really stop to think! If you do, you get eaten up! So I just give my 100% and try to stay at the front of the group – that’s the safest place to be.”
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