SA's Brad Binder crowned new Moto3 champion
The KTM Red Bull rider becomes the first South African rider to win a grand prix title since Jon Ekerold.
JOHANNESBURG - After stellar performances in the Olympics and Paralympic games, South Africa is celebrating once more, this time on the race track as 21-year-old Brad Binder has been crowned the new Moto3 World Champion.
He's the first South African to win a Grand Prix title in 36 years.
Binder has capped off an incredible season with a second place finish, this time at Aragon in Spain, to win his maiden Moto3 world title.
The KTM Red Bull rider becomes the first South African rider to win a grand prix title since Jon Ekerold won the 350cc title in 1980.
Binder has described Aragon as one of his favourite tracks.
Last year, he was second heading into the final lap before crashing out an incident he made sure he didn't repeat this year as he finished in second place to ensure he won the world title in style.