Binder penalised for Miller collision in Teruel GP

Lewis Duncan
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Binder and Pramac Ducati rider Miller were coming through from the fifth row of the grid in Sunday’s Aragon race when the former clattered into the rear of the Australian.

Both were taken down in the incident, but escaped uninjured.

The incident was put under investigation, with the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel issuing a long lap penalty to Binder to be served during the European GP at Valencia on 8 November.

For his part, Binder apologised to Miller for the incident and explains he didn’t "take into account" the field would be as bunched up.

“I got quite an OK start, got up on the inside of Turn 1 and when I changed direction at Turn 2 I was coming into the corner like it was a regular lap and not taking into account that of course it was a bit bunched up,” Binder said.

“Big mistake on my behalf and really sorry to wipe Jack out at the same time.

“Second time I’ve done it this year (after hitting Miguel Oliveira at Jerez), which really, really sucks.

“But what can you do? It’s over now and sorry to everyone at Pramac and Jack for messing up their race.”

Jack Miller, Pramac Racing and Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing crash

Jack Miller, Pramac Racing and Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing crash<span class="copyright">Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images</span>
Jack Miller, Pramac Racing and Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing crashGold and Goose / Motorsport Images

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