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Bradl takes fourth spot for Misano GP

In much improved conditions for MotoGP qualifying at the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini in Misano, LCR rider Stefan Bradl qualified fourth (1’34.221) ahead tomorrow’s 22-lap race with yet another terrific performance in his first season in the premier class.

The German rookie riding the Honda RC213V was a consistent top runner in this afternoon’s 60-minute sunny qualifying session, gaining the pole position with 10 minutes to go. On his last Q tyre while holding 4th position, he was on a front row pace but was blocked by some CRT riders, costing him two tenths to make his first front row.

Stefan Bradl

"I am quite happy about this qualifying but I think it was hard for everybody because we had no data and no track time in the dry due to the bad weather of last 2 days. The grip condition was not perfect but since the beginning we made a combination of the two bikes using data and adjustments of the last Monday test sessions in Brno and Aragon and at the end I decided to stay on one bike which was better for today’s surface situation. We lost a bit of front-end feeling and we had to adjust it twice because I was losing too much in the entry of the corners. At the end I could make a good lap time thanks to those adjustments but we still have to fix it properly. In my last run I found some traffic and I probably waited too long for the tyre to warm up before my flying lap… Anyway I could enjoy this session and I think we are in a good shape for tomorrow."

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

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MotoGP, 2012, Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP

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