KTM pair Binder, Oliveira reel as T1 clash ruins qualifying efforts

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Having turned heads to put their KTMs fifth and seventh on the grid, Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder would collide just moments into the race...
Having stolen the headlines on Saturday with their career-best runs to fifth and seventh on the grid for the Andalucia MotoGP, KTM stablemates Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira saw their highest hopes for the race unravel dramatically just seconds into it when they clashed at Turn 1.

A typical first corner incident occurring as the field bunched into the right-hander, Binder admits he was distracted by Danilo Petrucci coming up the inside of him, preventing him from responding in time to not tag the rear wheel on Oliveira's Tech 3 KTM.

Sending the Portuguese rider down and off his bike – before getting another solid thump from Binder's bike as he came through upright - the South African continued on at the…
Ollie Barstow
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