MotoGP’ latest race winner Brad Binder is eager to put opening day problems at a new circuit behind him at Silverstone. 

Binder was part of a Thursday pre-event press conference which included three other riders (Joan Mir, Jorge Martin and Jake Dixon) who are also making their first ever premier class appearance at the British track, even though their level of MotoGP experience is all different.  

A constant theme for Binder at tracks he missed out on as a rookie in 2020 due to Covid-19, has been getting off to a slow start relative to his rivals. 

And even though the South African has raced at Silverstone many times, the KTM rider stressed ‘no matter how many times you look through the data’, it’s always different to prior experiences. 

"We’ve all been here a few times for sure. It’s always a bit of a challenge with the first day at a new circuit on a MotoGP bike," said Binder. 

"No matter how you look at it, or how many times you look through the data, you always find it completely different to how I remember. 

"The big goal for me is to try and be comfortable straight away and hopefully not start off too far down the order like I have many times when I come to a new circuit on a MotoGP bike. 

"This is a special track; last time we were here I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to riding a big bike around here for sure." 

Away from the race this weekend, Binder is likely to be joined by his brother and current Moto3 rider Darryn Binder next season in MotoGP.

Darryn has already tested an M1 Yamaha ahead of a potential move to the ‘Petronas’ team, while a first MotoGP outing could be on the cards following Jake Dixon’s debut this weekend. 

Speaking about having Darryn join him in the premier class next season, Brad added: "From my side, it would be great to have my brother racing in MotoGP. I’d be super happy if that would happen. 

"Maybe they could add another column... championship, rookies and then brothers to see where we are in points. All in all I think it could be super cool, but let’s wait and see."