Moto2: 'Going big in Japan this weekend' - SA's Brad Binder
South Africa's Moto2 rider Brad Binder reflects on his stints at the JapaneseGP and what it's like being in this fascinating place:
“We are in Japan this weekend and it is a place I have always had good memories,” explains Brad Binder. “
"In 2014, I had a podium with a third here. I was in third place in 2015, but then fell off in the rain with a couple of laps to go. In 2016, I came second. I led the whole race and they passed me on the last lap and I ended up second.”
In 2017 however Brad crashed out in the wet.
"So I haven’t actually been around the whole track in the dry on the Moto2 bike,” he jokes, adding that he’s looking forward to it. "It’s a stunning track."
According to Brad Japan is like a different world.
"It feels like you have landed on another planet when you get here. I really like it. I think the people are incredible and are super friendly. I always have a good time. I think that’s because it is so different that it makes you want to experience it and enjoy it. I find it difficult to eat normal food here, but that’s me. It’s cool here, a great place to visit."
"One of the things that is very different here are the electronic toilets. It’s impossible not to use one. There isn’t a normal toilet seat in the country by the looks of things. I haven’t used any of the buttons on the things yet. I’m a bit wary of them…”
Read more about Brad’s thoughts on Japan and his race and travel experience in Thailand on his blog, herehttps://www.redbull.com/za-en/Brad-Binder-Japanese-Moto2-blog