2016 Jerez Moto3 Race Result: Clear Track Ahead

The Moto3 race was 23 laps and the fog had cleared. The only cloud was over Brad Binder who was penalised for KTM using an illegal electronic mapping. He would start the race from 35th place, dead last.

Jorge Navarro led Francesco Bagnaia and Nicolo Bulega to the first turn and the three of them wasted no time in building a gap to the fourth place battle, contested between Joan Mir, Romano Fenati and Enea Bastianini. Four laps in, the front three had a two second gap at the front, but further back, Brad Binder, after nearly being taken out by his brother Darryn who clipped his rear tyre into turn one, had fought through to fourteenth place.

Another few laps, another few seconds at the front and another few places for Binder. The front three riders swapped places but this didn't cost them any time as the second group was having its own fights, especially as they were joined by Brad Binder who was in ninth place on lap seven.

Lap eight and Binder was seventh, then sixth, then fifth. Binder despatched Romano Fenati then Joan Mir then Philipp Oettl and on lap nine, he faced a four second gap to the front three.

Binder was half a second a lap quicker than Navarro, Bagnaia and Bulega in front of him, and he caught them by the fourteenth lap, ten laps remaining. On lap sixteen, Binder, like a lion on the weakest gazelle, picked off Nicolo Bulega and slotted into third place. A lap later, he took second off Francesco Bagnaia.

On lap eighteen, Brad Binder thrust deep at the apex at the end of the back straight. Jorge Navarro turned in to the corner only to find a KTM in the spot he wanted and he had to take an evasive line, handing third place to Bagnaia.

From last place to first in nineteen laps, Brad Binder was quick than anyone on the track and on lap twenty, he started eking out a lead.

On the last lap, Binder was over two seconds clear of the fight for second place, carrying the speed he needed to catch the front group and using it to pass and leave them behind.

The fight for second involved lots of places being swapped on the last lap, but it would come down to the last corner with Nicolo Bulega in fourth place watching Jorge Navarro pushing under Francesco Bagnaia and he lunged past the pair for a decisive pass and he larcenously took second place from them and held it down the long straight to the line.

Brad Binder's maiden win was from 35th on the grid and he won by over three seconds ahead of a determined battle.


Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 41'29.882
2 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM +3.336
3 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra +3.441
4 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda +3.513
5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda +13.728
6 36 Joan MIR KTM +13.933
7 5 Romano FENATI KTM +13.993
8 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda +14.052
9 95 Jules DANILO Honda +14.409
10 65 Philipp OETTL KTM +14.588
11 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +14.874
12 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM +30.317
13 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM +30.668
14 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda +35.746
15 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra +35.783
16 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda +35.907
17 11 Livio LOI Honda +36.085
18 12 Albert ARENAS Mahindra +36.307
19 6 Maria HERRERA KTM +45.591
20 37 Davide PIZZOLI KTM +50.768
21 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM +53.795
22 99 Enzo BOULOM KTM +53.985
23 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra +1'22.026
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  4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1 Lap
  40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 7 Laps
  10 Alexis MASBOU Peugeot 7 Laps
  23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 12 Laps
  17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 15 Laps
  20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 17 Laps
  44 Aron CANET Honda 18 Laps
  98 Karel HANIKA Mahindra 21 Laps
  76 Hiroki ONO Honda 21 Laps
  55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 21 Laps
  77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 21 Laps
  88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 0 Lap
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What a stunning way to win your first Moto3 race! Very very impressive.

Also find it quite amusing that KTM falsely accuse Honda of ECU cheating and its actually KTM doing the cheating (allbeit unintentional cheating acccording to KTM & Ajo)

Somebody forgot to check Binder's ECU for "IDDQD".

Imagine if we're seeing the Marquez & Rossi of the future with the two B's up there today. The last guy I remember who chewed through the whole grid like that is now leading the MotoGP Championship...

Haha now thats an obscure reference from the past. It looked more like IDCLIP (IDSPISPOPD from Doom1) the way he destroyed them.

First time in 35 years odd that a countryman of mine has pulled off a win in any class in GP and its been on the cards for over a year. Whatever happened behind the scenes with the mapping was turned right on its head by the rider on the day. For me at any rate it was as epic as Jon Ekerold as a privateer taking that 350cc title from Toni Mang back then at the Nurburgring.

The exclusive club. I'm sure a bunch of racer's have come from stone last on the grid to win in changeing surface and weather conditions and even fewer have done it in stable conditions.

I recall Marc doing it under diabolical circumstances on a 125 in Estoril I think and again in M2 at Valencia in 2012 I think..

Its just one race, but that was pretty special, given the circumstance and level of opposition.

I've been supporting Brad for a few years now and I always thought he could win but I never expected it from 35th on the grid! An outstanding performance that reminded me of past races by Rossi and Marquez. I will be watching this one again.

Super impressed with this rookie. Making strong moves but nothing rash or ill-advised. Looks like a very good rookie class and he's at the top of it.

Binder was amazing. So glad I watched this race.

The last lap battle for 2nd is AMAZING racing. I think there was something wrong with the video I watched though:
Someone came from the BACK of the huge grid of bikes, passed a dozen on his first lap, and went on to WIN?
They couldn't have been from S Africa.
The audio feed - for some reason it sounded like it was from a squadron of WWII aircraft. Weird.

Apparently NO cheating at all. An error had a crew member change the NAME of the file on the memory stick submitted, something re the rain setting getting worked with and a strange file name tacked on it, flagging it as in violation. Very same map as used by others, honest overlook.

(Forgive me if you have this info already...I am still catching up on the racing).

So we were just fortunate enough to witness something very special. And more importantly SO was Binder. He would not otherwise have been at the very back tearing his way through riders like that. It is incredibly focusing. It makes possible the alchemy that manifests the latent. Being in back ignites fire to what ever is held in waiting or disbelief. The merely human. A tad of restraint and channeling of it towards the slow riders "I should NOT be riding with at ALL." It is a meeting of anger, disgust, righteousness, towards self, towards others.

Then the experience of self as capable of making a dozen passes in a lap. When is the last time a world championship level rider would have that chance? Experiencing, knowing, a REAL confidence, witnessed courage and focus. Binder will never be the same. And it would not have been without adversity. Like the tempering of steel. Keep that in mind re your own struggles.


Hey Blue Rider, since it is just a few of us in here now, what bike are you on? R6?

That noise you were hearing wasn't a WWII squadron, it was Vuvuzelas of support for Binder. It's how they do things down there. hashtagmotovuvuzela

Hah! Indeed.
We had those where I grew up at footy matches in the 70's but they disappeared. My friend's Dad would blow one to call the kids home for dinner. And re memories, my favorite race ever wasn't my highest finish, it was the one I had to start from pit lane but passed nearly 20 and had a slightly better lap time while at it. Lines appeared I hadn't used before, it was a hoot.