South Africa’s Brad Binder says poor tire choice hampered his British MotoGP race at Silverstone on Sunday, where he finished 11ththousand.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate Miguel Oliveira finished sixth for his second best result of the year.

The race at Silverstone was won by Francesco Bagnaia.

Binder said after the race that he was happy with his start, but some contact with another bike and the wrong tires could have cost him a better performance.

“We had pretty good pace on the race rubber all weekend, but in qualifying we kept trying to set competitive lap times to be a little bit ahead,” said Binder.

“I had a really good start (in the race) but unfortunately I had a bit of contact in turn five and lost five positions.

“It took me out of last position in the first group and although I caught up again, I made a big mistake with my tire choice.

“I paid for it because I had a big crash in the last laps. Forgive my team, because we could certainly do something good. Great experience for us.”

According to Binder’s KTM team, the South African opted for a “medium rear tire on the hottest day of the weekend, which undermined his competitiveness”. He crossed the finish line just seven seconds behind the winner Banyai.

Binder is seventh in the MotoGP points table, with teammate Oliveira on 10thousand.

British MotoGP results

1. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA), Ducati 40:10.260

2. Maverick Viñales (Spain) Aprilia +0.426

3. Jack Miller (Australia), Ducati +0.614

4. Enea Bastianini (ITA), Ducati +1.651

5. Jorge Martin (Spain) Ducati +1,750

6. Miguel Oliveira (POR), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +2.727

11. Brad Binder (South Africa), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +7.730

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