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Brad Binder is MotoGP Rookie of the Year despite crash in Portugal


KTM Red Bull Rider Brad Binder sealed the MotoGP Rookie of the Year award at the Portuguese Grand Prix despite crashing out of the race.

Binder is MotoGP Rookie of the year

Binder was taken to a local medical facility after his crash but with Alex Marquez finishing in ninth the South African had enough points in the bag to claim the honour.

The KTM Rider claimed the Czech Grand Prix earlier this season but was tested by a strong second half to the season by Marquez, who had pipped Binder to the Moto2 title in 2019.

Oliveira wins home Grand Prix

KTM Tech 3 rider Miguel Oliveira will join Binder at the factory works team next season and ended off the 2020 term in perfect fashion, claiming victory in his home Grand Prix.

Oliveira powered away from the start and led wire-to-wire in a nerveless display.

Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller claimed second place while Franco Morbidelli rounded out the podium.

Valentino Rossi bowed out of MotoGP in the end of an era, coming home in 12th place.

GRANDE PRÉMIO MEO DE PORTUGAL MotoGP Race Classification 2020

Portimao, Sunday, November 22, 2020

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 164.7 41’48.163
2 20 43 Jack MILLER AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 164.5 +3.193
3 16 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 164.5 +3.298
4 13 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 163.9 +12.626
5 11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 163.9 +13.318
6 10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 163.7 +15.578
7 9 6 Stefan BRADL GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 163.7 +15.738
8 8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 163.7 +16.034
9 7 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 163.5 +18.325
10 6 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 163.5 +18.596
11 5 12 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 163.5 +18.685
12 4 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 163.5 +18.946
13 3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 163.5 +19.159
14 2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 163.1 +24.376
15 1 42 Alex RINS SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 162.9 +27.776
16 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 162.5 +34.266
17 82 Mika KALLIO FIN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 161.6 +48.410
18 53 Tito RABAT SPA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 161.6 +48.411
Not Classified
32 Lorenzo SAVADORI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 162.6 3 Laps
36 Joan MIR SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 161.3 10 Laps
33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 157.4 23 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0 Lap Protection Status

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