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Bradl ninth despite injury

Bradl ninth despite injury

In cold conditions MotoGP grid headed out for the second day of practices at Silverstone circuit with the morning session partially wet and the 60-minute qualifying held in windy and cloudy conditions with Stefan Bradl clocking the 9th fastest lap time (2’05.035).

The 22-year German rider crashed on his out lap this morning, resulting in a wound to the fourth finger on his left hand so Bradl had to sit out the remaining session. It was suspected that the cooler track temperatures were stifling the tyre warm up performance so in a in an incident-packed qualifying session Bradl managed to get the 9th spot on the grid despite this morning injury and surface difficult conditions.

Stefan Bradl

“Honestly I am not thrilled about this second day. The weather was incomprehensible and the crash this morning was quite hard. I was not at 100% for the qualifying because of the injury of my finger and also in the afternoon the weather was very strange. We could not make a proper run on soft tyres because some [rain] dropped down there and some dropped down here... At the end I was not able to get a good confidence with the bike and we were also struggling with the strong wind. So it’s not the perfect day for us but I am still confident for tomorrow: we are not that far from the front group and I hope the weather can be less unsettled.”

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

MotoGP, 2012, HERTZ BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP

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