Brad Binder inks new long-term KTM MotoGP deal until 2024

KTM announces its first signing for the 2022 MotoGP World Championship with Brad Binder penning a new contract to take him to the end of 2024

Brad Binder - KTM

KTM Factory Racing has announced Brad Binder will remain part of its team for another three seasons up to the end of the 2024 MotoGP World Championship, extending a partnership that will stretch go on to span 10 years.

Binder made his MotoGP debut with KTM in 2020 and wasted no time making a headlines with a shock victory in only his third start at the Czech MotoGP in Brno. 

Doubling up as KTM’s first MotoGP win too, though the remainder of Binder’s rookie campaign didn’t reach those lofty heights, a collection of strong finishes earned him 11th in the standings.

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Already signed to the end of 2021, Binder - who was originally supposed to join Tech 3 last season before being promoted to the Factory squad prior to his debut in place of Johann Zarco - will now get another three seasons in orange.

“I’m super, super happy to have signed again for three more seasons with KTM and it will take us up to ten years. It’s incredible to have been with this manufacturer for such a long time now and we’ve always had a good relationship. 

“I’m extremely happy in KTM colors so it’s extra satisfying to have a long contract signed-up. It’s cool to have that belief and support from a company. It’s an honor. From here on we can focus on building ourselves towards the front. 

“We are not terribly far away, and it would be really nice to do something great together. It’s exciting to see what these next years will bring.”

It means that by the end of 2024, Binder will have competed as a KTM rider for a decade, starting in Moto3 - where he was a title winner in 2016 - before progression to Moto2 and then MotoGP.

With KTM’s strategy of nurturing talent through the ranks paying ioff handsomely on the strength of Binder and two-time winning team-mate Miguel Oliveira, KTM Motorsports Director Pit Beirer is proud to continuing working on that investment for three more years.

“This was a very easy contract for us to do because we love Brad as a racer and what he brings to the team, the factory and the MotoGP class. He was also very enthusiastic to make a big commitment to us and that says a lot for our progression and our potential in this championship. 

“Sometimes you find a racer and a mentality that really fits with your own philosophy and the fact that Brad has come all the way to the top with us in a ten year period is a very special story. We’re really proud to continue racing with him and to keep setting new targets together.”