- Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
- Nation South Africa
- Date of birth 11/08/1995
- Place of birth Potchefstroom, South Africa
The South African stunned the paddock by winning on just his third MotoGP start at Brno, taking the first victory for Austrian manufacturer KTM by over five seconds. It was the ride of a seasoned veteran or regular championship contender, not a rookie. "Insane" was all the typically talkative Binder could offer afterwards. "I'm lost for words …".
The 2016 Moto3 champion and 2019 Moto2 runner-up always seemed destined for MotoGP success, and with Pol Espargaro departing to Repsol Honda, the 25-year-old is now KTM's kingpin as it takes on the might of the best Japanese and Italian manufacturers. It's a big job, but 2020 suggests he's up to it.