#BradBinder has set #MotoGP alight!

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Aug 09, 2020, 21:02

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued out a message of congratulations to Brad Binder, who won became the first South African in decades to clinch a MotoGP victory in the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Two days before his 25th birthday and just a handful of races since graduating to the premier class of motorcycle racing’s elite, Binder became the first rider from outside of Europe to finish at the top of the podium in five years.

Brad Binder clinches ‘much-needed’ win 

This was after clinching his first and his team, Red Bull KTM’s maiden victory, beating Franco Morbidelli and former champions Johann Zarco, who took up the other podium spots.

Binder completed the circuit in 41 minutes and 38 seconds to clinch victory and, speaking after the race, he said it was a dream come true.

“I don’t think it’s ever gonna sink in. It’s something I’ve always dreamed about!

Brad Binder

High praise from the president

His remarkable achievement caught attention from the highest office in the land, with Ramaphosa issuing out a message of congratulation to the Potchefstroom-born racer.

“Brad Binder made all South Africans proud today with his historic victory. We share in his elation and look forward to his long and successful career at the top of his sport,” the president said in a statement issued out on Sunday.

“Coming as it did on Women’s Day, which brings us together as a nation, Brad’s victory in the Czech Grand Prix provides us with inspiration, hope and pride and lifts our spirits at a time we need this.”

Seen on thesouthafrican.com

Aug 10, 2020, 09:29

Yess Chip...we have a fantastic country with fantastic people. If it wasn't for our poor politicians, we would be world beaters on every front!....and I'm not only talking of the current crop of idiots in charge...or the fools before them...this goes back centuries. We need something/someone to unite us...

Thank God for the small victories...like the World Cup...and Binder yesterday...and the fact that people like Elon Musk and a few others hails from here....keeping the hope alive. 

Aug 10, 2020, 14:30

Lets not forget the international fandom that Jacob brought our way!

Aug 10, 2020, 17:46

Yes, we've got our fair share of d!ckheads too!

Aug 13, 2020, 22:01

Please put this in other sports unless you can produce a rugby angle, thanks in anticipation.

Aug 13, 2020, 22:40

Is it just me, or does Brad Binder have the perfect physique for a flyhalf?

Aug 13, 2020, 23:32

Much appreciated, what do you think of his boot.....a little work needed?

Aug 14, 2020, 01:10

He's super quick off the mark. Not sure about his boot. 

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