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MotoGP Top Speed Top 10 | Ballistic Brad Binder sets new record at Mugello

Brad Binder became the fastest MotoGP rider in history - quite literally - during the Italian MotoGP Sprint Race at Mugello after data shows he peaked at an eye-watering, skin peeling 227.4mph (366.1km/h).

The South African endured an eventful race in Italy as he fought back from a tenth place starting position, Binder missing out on points in the end when he was punished with a long lap penalty as a consequence of contact that led to Alex Marquez's retirement.

Though it was a frustrating outcome for the KTM rider's title aspirations, Binder at least came away from the 11-lap encounter with something to show for after clocking the fastest speed ever officially record by a MotoGP bike.


His record was no unexpected having set the third fastest speed of all-time in Q2 alone, while the Sprint Race format - which sees bikes start with lighter fuel loads in a pack where they can benefit from stronger slipstreams - ensured several riders now feature on the all-time ranking as a result of Saturday's encounter.

Fastest Top Speeds recorded in MotoGP [as of June 2023]
1Brad BinderRSAKTM Factory RacingKTM RC16366.1km/h [227.4mph]2023Italian MotoGP, MugelloSPR
2Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP23364.8km/h [226.6mph]2023Italian MotoGP, MugelloSPR
3=Jorge MartinESPPrima Pramac RacingDucati GP23363.6km/h [225.9mph]2022Italian MotoGP, MugelloGP
3=Maverick VinalesESPAprilia RacingAprilia RS-GP363.6km/h [225.9mph]2023Italian MotoGP, MugelloSPR
4=Johann ZarcoFRAPrima Pramac RacingDucati GP23362.4km/h [225.1mph]2021Qatar MotoGP, LusailFP4
4=Brad BinderRSAKTM Factory RacingKTM RC16362.4km/h [225.1mph]2021Italian MotoGP, MugelloFP3
4=Brad BinderRSAKTM Factory RacingKTM RC16362.4km/h [225.1mph]2023Italian MotoGP, MugelloQ2
4=Johann ZarcoFRAPrima Pramac RacingDucati GP23362.4km/h [225.1mph]2023Italian MotoGP, MugelloSPR
4=Jack MillerAUSKTM Factory RacingKTM RC16362.4km/h [225.1mph]2023Italian MotoGP, MugelloSPR
5=Johann ZarcoFRAPrima Pramac RacingDucati GP23361.2km/h [224.4mph]2023Italian MotoGP, MugelloFP3
5=Michele PirroITAAruba RacingDucati GP23361.2km/h [224.4mph]2023Italian MotoGP, MugelloSPR

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