Binder expects physically demanding MotoGP debut at 'toasty hot' Jerez

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Brad Binder sets the 13th quickest time in Jerez as he prepares to sweat it out for his Spanish MotoGP debut with KTM this weekend
Brad Binder says he is ready and prepared to get his belated rookie MotoGP season underway after a delay of four months on the factory KTM, even if scorching temperatures in the south of Spain are likely to pose a further challenge.

It's been an eventful 12 months for the South African who after originally being signed to Tech 3 KTM for 2020, was upgraded to the factory seat ahead of the season in the wake of Johann Zarco's premature departure from the Austrian firm's set up.

Though his race debut was pushed back until this weekend's opener in Jerez, Binder has already been re-signed to keep him at KTM until the end of 2021.

Allowing him to fully focus on the job in hand, the 2019 Moto2 runner-up insists he is as ready as he wants to be even if he admits the 50-degree temperatures in Spain are set to make it a physically demanding return…
Ollie Barstow
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