Brad Binder hopes highs and lows of the season will make him a better rider

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Brad Binder did not mince his words when assessing his first season in MotoGP.
Brad Binder hopes highs and lows of the season will make him a better rider

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JOHANNESBURG - "Brilliant! You beauty! A blazing victory for Brad Binder … A new star is born!" With that proclamation, the 25-year-old announced himself on the world stage, storming to his first MotoGP victory earlier this year in Brno, Czech Republic, in his debut season in the elite class. The triumph, the first for South Africa, set Binder on his path to become Rookie of the Year, although his season was hardly plain sailing. Indeed, after his stunning and unexpected win in the third race of the year, Binder struggled to repeat the feat. After the season-ending Portuguese Grand Prix at the weekend, Binder did not mince his words when assessing his first season in MotoGP. "All in all, my rookie year has come to a close and we managed to wrap up the Rookie of the Year award, which was a goal starting the season," said Binder. "It's been a tough but fantastic…
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