SA's Binder qualifies 14th for Styrian GP, team-mate Espargaro on pole

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Pol Espargaro powered his KTM to a first ever elite pole position in Styrian MotoGP qualifying on Saturday.
South Africa's Brad Binder will start in 14th position at Sunday's Styrian MotoGP after having struggled in Saturday's qualifying.

Binder's team-mate, Pol Espargaro, powered his KTM to a first ever elite pole position.

Japan's Takaaki Nakagami sprang a surprise to set the second fastest time for Honda's satellite LCR team to join the Spaniard in what will be his first top-tier front row appearance.

Placed third was Johann Zarco but rather than joining Espargaro and Nakagami at the head of the grid the Frenchman will be starting Sunday's race from the pitlane.

Zarco was penalised for "irresponsible riding" in a crash with Franco Morbidelli last…
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