The other Austria 'shock' with major repercussions in MotoGP
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The other Austria 'shock' with major repercussions in MotoGP

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The headlines after MotoGP's Austrian GP were naturally dominated by Brad Binder's heroics on slicks in the rain. But although seventh was, on the face of it, a fairly average result in the context of his season, that Fabio Quartararo was in contention for victory before the rain at Yamaha's worst venue should sound alarm bells for his rivals

Brad Binder’s brave decision to remain on slicks for the final three laps of Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix while the rain fell on the Red Bull Ring ultimately delivered one of the most unexpected results for some time in MotoGP.

The KTM rider somehow kept his RC16 upright as his front brake and tyre cooled to a near-useless point by the final lap, his 28th and final tour some 15 seconds slower than second-place finisher Francesco Bagnaia on the factory Ducati as he picked off nine riders following a late stop for his wet bike.

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