Binder backs up Brno result: is he a true title contender?

Binder resisted a late onslaught from Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) to claim fourth at the team’s home race. A result that places Binder fourth in the World Championship, just seven points adrift of Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), 15 back from race winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and 26 away from Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT). There’s no two ways about it – the rookie is right in the Championship mix, and he’s only going to get stronger.