Brad Binder is MotoGP Rookie of the Year despite crash in Portugal

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KTM Red Bull Rider Brad Binder sealed the MotoGP Rookie of the Year award at the Portuguese Grand Prix despite crashing out of the race.

Binder is MotoGP Rookie of the year

Binder was taken to a local medical facility after his crash but with Alex Marquez finishing in ninth the South African had enough points in the bag to claim the honour.

The KTM Rider claimed the Czech Grand Prix earlier this season but was tested by a strong second half to the season by Marquez, who had pipped Binder to the Moto2 title in 2019.

Oliveira wins home Grand Prix

KTM Tech 3 rider Miguel Oliveira will join Binder at the factory works team next season and ended off the 2020 term in perfect fashion, claiming victory in his home Grand Prix.

Oliveira powered away from the start and led wire-to-wire in a nerveless display.

Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller claimed second place while Franco Morbidelli rounded out the podium.

Valentino Rossi bowed out of MotoGP in the end of an era, coming home in 12th place.

GRANDE PRÉMIO MEO DE PORTUGAL MotoGP Race Classification 2020

Portimao, Sunday, November 22, 2020

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12588Miguel OLIVEIRAPORRed Bull KTM Tech 3KTM164.741’48.163
22043Jack MILLERAUSPramac RacingDucati164.5+3.193
31621Franco MORBIDELLIITAPetronas Yamaha SRTYamaha164.5+3.298
41344Pol ESPARGAROSPARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM163.9+12.626
51130Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNLCR Honda IDEMITSUHonda163.9+13.318
6104Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati163.7+15.578
796Stefan BRADLGERRepsol Honda TeamHonda163.7+15.738
8841Aleix ESPARGAROSPAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia163.7+16.034
9773Alex MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda163.5+18.325
1065Johann ZARCOFRAEsponsorama RacingDucati163.5+18.596
11512Maverick VIÑALESSPAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha163.5+18.685
12446Valentino ROSSIITAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha163.5+18.946
13335Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRLCR Honda CASTROLHonda163.5+19.159
14220Fabio QUARTARAROFRAPetronas Yamaha SRTYamaha163.1+24.376
15142Alex RINSSPATeam SUZUKI ECSTARSuzuki162.9+27.776
169Danilo PETRUCCIITADucati TeamDucati162.5+34.266
1782Mika KALLIOFINRed Bull KTM Tech 3KTM161.6+48.410
1853Tito RABATSPAEsponsorama RacingDucati161.6+48.411
Not Classified
32Lorenzo SAVADORIITAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia162.63 Laps
36Joan MIRSPATeam SUZUKI ECSTARSuzuki161.310 Laps
33Brad BINDERRSARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM157.423 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
63Francesco BAGNAIAITAPramac RacingDucati0 Lap

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