Binder joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss winning in just his third MotoGP™ race after a stellar rise through the ranks of Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes, how KTM has become a force to be reckoned with and what it’s like to race against Valentino Rossi.
Discussing whether his championship expectations have changed after his win, Binder said that whilst he doesn’t think he has a chance of taking out this year’s championship, he hopes to secure a top-five finish. Despite currently sitting in 11th place, Binder is just 11 points outside the fifth place at the halfway stage of the season.
“If you look at my past results, okay the win was great, the fourth in Austria was a little bit handed to me with the guys going down in front, I think I can fight amongst the top five, I’m still a rookie and it would be crazy to even dream of being there,” Binder said.
“It’s been a really cool first year for me so far, just to be in the spot I’m in is so much more than I could have ever imagined, it’s cool because I’ve got my first win out of the way, in a way it just takes away the pressure because a rookie shouldn’t win in their first year so anything from here on out is almost a bonus,” he continued.
Binder also discussed his love for the Phillip Island track, where he has won the past two Moto2™ races, and how he looks forward to returning to Australia in 2021.
“Phillip Island is my favourite track, every time I go there something seems to work, I don’t know what is it but I’ve always loved riding there, I just like the place in general…I can’t wait to try it on a MotoGP™ bike,” Binder said.