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Brad Binder lands a superb 2nd place in the Japanese GP

In Japan, the Motegi track hosted the 16th round of the MotoGP season.

☑️ It was a great race for IXON riders in MotoGP category as two of our riders entered the top 5! After a fine display of pure riding, Brad Binder reached the podium in 2nd place! Congratulations! This marks the second podium of our rider this season, who scored a 2nd place at the opening round in Qatar. His teammate Miguel Oliveira clinched a superb 5th position at the end of an intense race. Special mention to title contender Aleix Espargaro: an electronic issue on his Aprilia made him switch bikes and start from the pitlane but our rider didn't give up and managed a recovery from last to 16th. The honours also go to Takaaki Nakagami: despite his injury at the Aragon GP and the pain, the Honda rider was keen to compete in his home Grand Prix in front of his fans.

☑️ In Moto2 category, Marcel Schrötter took the chequered flag in 13th position and was the only IXON rider to finish the race. Unfortunately, Jeremy Alcoba crashed towards the end of the Grand Prix and Sam Lowes, who we are happy to see back abord his bike, didn't take part in the race as a full-race distance would have been difficult after a lack of dry track time to recover his feelings.

☑️ The IXON teamwear was highlighted on the podium of this Japanese GP! In premier class, Prima Pramac Racing took 3rd place. This team has chosen to be equipped with IXON teamwear and trust our brand: a big round of applause to Prima Pramac Racing for this result!

👀 Check out the #IXONperformance recap of this Japanese GP and enjoy great action shots of our 8 IXON riders. At the highest standards in equipment, these amazing athletes bear witness to the quality of our products and help towards future developments. We are proud to work alongside all our riders on the race tracks and to share with them our taste for excellence!

#IXONperformance: Japanese GP recap

➡️ On-track #IXONperformance: race results of IXON riders

MotoGP 2 / Brad Binder – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 🥈 5 / Miguel Oliveira – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 16 / Aleix Espargaro – Aprilia Racing 19 / Remy Gardner – Tech3 KTM Factory Racing 20 / Takaaki Nakagami – LCR Honda

Moto2 13 / Marcel Schrötter – Liqui Moly Intact GP DNF / Jeremy Alcoba – Liqui Moly Intact GP DNS / Sam Lowes – Elf Marc VDS Racing Team

➡️ Off-track #IXONperformance: race results of teams equipped with IXON teamwear

MotoGP 3 / Prima Pramac Racing 🥉 7 / Aprilia Racing 9 / Gresini Racing MotoGP 11 / Prima Pramac Racing 13 / LCR Honda 15 / WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team 16 / Aprilia Racing 17 / Gresini Racing MotoGP 20 / LCR Honda

Moto2 6 / Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 13 / Liqui Moly Intact GP

Moto3 15 / Red Bull KTM Tech3 18 / Red Bull KTM Tech3

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