South African Brad Binder has signed to ride for the Red Bull KTM squad in next year’s MotoGP Moto3 championship and joins Miguel Oliviera in the team.
Binder, 19, made the leap to World Championship via the Red Bull Rookies Cup, where he raced for three seasons. He has improved year-after-year and managed to take his first podium this season with second at the German Grand Prix.
"Honestly, the feeling after joining Red Bull KTM Ajo is truly amazing. Since I started in Moto3 my goal has been to join a top team like this. Entering such an important structure as the KTM factory team, with partners like Red Bull and other large enterprises, is a unique opportunity,” he said.
“This will be a great chance for me and it's time to show what I can really do. Being on this team, the target cannot be anything less than to fight to place as high up as possible. We have potential to do so, we have the perfect bike-team package to attempt it, and I am excited about the future."