Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania, is far removed from Brno in the Czech Republic, but the two were linked last Sunday by, of all things, two South Africans and a Honda CBR150. Say what?
Well, Brad Binder won his first MotoGP in what was just his third race in the premier motorcycle road racing series in the world at Brno and across the pond Cameron Petersen won both of the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 races at PittRace. And it was the Binder family that helped take Petersen from the dirt to the pavement.
“Brad picked up his first MotoGP win in his third race ever, which is something special,” Petersen said. “It’s good for the whole Binder family because they have has put their lives into racing. To see him where he is and beating those guys… it’s pretty damn awesome. I’m proud of that kid and couldn’t be happier for him.”
And what of the CBR150?
“My first road race bike was his (Binder’s) Honda CBR150,” Petersen said. “They are the ones who kind of introduced me into the whole road racing side of it. I was into the whole motocross side. I guess you could say they got me into the whole road racing thing, so that’s pretty cool.”