Chilly, slick surface at Spanish track wreaks havoc on Brad Binder's KTM's rear tyre

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Brad Binder was the top finisher for Red Bull KTM at a cool and difficult Catalan Grand Prix.
• Brad Binder finished the Catalan GP in 11th place.

• The cool conditions did not accommodate his tyre choice going into the race.

• Binder's rear tyre suffered the most in the second half of the race.

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The coolest conditions yet for 2020 MotoGP graced the eighth round of the season in Catalunya and made the slick asphalt of the circuit - a short distance north of Barcelona - a complicated challenge.

Teams and riders had to make snap judgements on tires in order to find rubber that would last the 24-lap race distance but also offer performance in the initial stages of the Grand Prix.

Three KTM RC16s filled spots on the top twelve of the grid with Pol Espargaro leading the third row in seventh place. Once the race started, the Spaniard was fighting for positions just inside the top ten with Danilo Petrucci when he lost…
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