Ninth for Bradl in Laguna Seca qualifying

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The afternoon qualifying session at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix resulted in ninth spot on the grid for LCR Honda racer Stefan Bradl (1’21.753).

Completing the third row ahead tomorrow’s 32-lap race, Bradl fully utilized the afternoon session to fine tune his RCV, chasing important front end feeling improvements to better cope with the bumpy Californian track.

Stefan Bradl

“Not great and not so bad... in between! It’s more difficult for me compared with the past races because yesterday I had to find my pace and orientate myself on this new track: then this morning we lost the session due to the bad weather so we started working on the bike package this afternoon. I am not really happy about the front-end feeling because we are losing too much time in braking and in corners entries so actually I miss the perfect confidence to go faster. We need to analyse the data and make a change for tomorrow because the surface is pretty bumpy. Starting from the third row is not so bad but I am aware it will be a long race and I will try to follow the guys in the front.”

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