- and by a dominant margin of by 5.2 seconds
The MotoGP rookie showed great pace during practice and qualifying for the two Jerez races last month, but two mistakes ruled him out of possible podium contention.
Now the first rookie winner since Marc Marquez in 2013, Binder was left stunned by the result.
“It's that day I've dreamed of since I was a child.
I honestly, I can't believe it.
“It's been from the day of starting in the Red Bull Rookies Cup, it's just been a consistent grind trying to get [here].
We’re on top and we finally won in MotoGP.”
The RC16 looked to be one of the most settled bikes during a Czech GP tough on tyres, with both Binder and teammate Pol Espargarao in the podium hunt before the latter’s crash.
But Binder says he was in a “completely different boat” after Friday’s practice, though his team was able to turn around the situation to allow him utilise his “insane” bike in the race.
“On Friday we were in a completely different boat,” he said when asked by Motorsport.com why the RC16 worked so well.
“I could barely touch a throttle and I felt like I was going to get flicked up in the air.
“So, Friday night the guys did their home work and before I left the track I remember speaking to my crew chief and the boss Mark and said ‘don’t stress out, tomorrow they will sort it out’.
“And they did. Yeah, from FP3 already my bike was so much more stable and I just felt really, really good.
This new bike is insane.
I said ‘guys, this thing is not bad’. Definitely see a big advantage when I ride with the other guys.
“For sure we have places where we struggle a bit more than the others but where we are strong we have a big advantage.
“I can’t thank my team enough, I can’t thank everyone that has helped me get here today and I look forward to many, many more.”