Of the many surprising things that happened in 2020, few would have had money on KTM's Brad Binder storming to victory on just his third MotoGP start at the Czech Grand Prix. Autosport readers ultimately favoured Pierre Gasly's sensational Monza Formula 1 win as their moment of the year, but nothing for me tops that day at Brno.
While it came as a shock, the fact it happened in what were largely normal circumstances, with the weather perfect and the grid only missing the injured Marc Marquez, went a long way to proving just how good a rider the 2016 Moto3 world champion is.
The KTM RC16 made a big stride over the winter from its predecessor, but Binder was easily the strongest of the Austrian marque's riders in those early races. He had podium pace in the opening Spanish GP, but made a mistake in the opening stages which dropped him to last. He had similar speed in the following Jerez race, but crashed trying to make up ground after a Turn 1 collision with Tech3 KTM counterpart and 2021 team-mate Miguel Oliveira.