Brad Binder stormed through the entire grid to claim an incredible victory in the Moto3 Grand Prix of Spain in Jerez.

KTM’s series leader charged through the pack to beat Italian teammate Nicolo Bulega and another Italian, Francesco Bagnaia, on a Mahindra.

Binder had to do it the hard way as he started from the back of the grid due to a penalty incurred for a technical issue on his bike.165725.middle

“I knew I could still do it starting last. All weekend I had been fast on used tyres and I had a good rhythm. To get my first win from last on the grid is incredible.”

In just two laps Binder had forced his way up from 35th to 15th, and he broke into the top 10 after just six laps.

Soon he was battling for a podium, moving into third on lap 14, and he took command on turn six on lap 18.

His eventual winning margin was 3.4sec as he extended his lead in the riders’ standings to 15 points over Navarro.

Binder’s success was the first for a South African in the world championship since Jon Ekerold in 1981 in the since disappeared 350cc category.

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