Bradl impresses in Indianapolis qualifying with fifth

LCR Indianapolis QP
Saturday, 18 August 2012

In a thrilling Red Bull Grand Prix qualifying session marked with several heavy crashes, LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl was again a strong performer, managing to put his bike fifth on the grid at the iconic Indianapolis circuit.

After yesterday’s first outing the German was looking for improvements ahead today’s qualifying and he took full advantage of the improved track conditions this morning (4th overall), after grip levels had improved dramatically. Bradl did incredibly well pushing hard in the 60-minute qualifying session setting a fastest lap time of 1’39.437 which secured him a second row start ahead tomorrow’s 28-lap race.

Stefan Bradl

"I am very pleased with the adjustments we made on the bike and P5 is a good place for us. Basically we are quite fast on both tyres: we had a good pace on hard tyre and I was expecting a bit more from the soft one but it’s okay anyway. I think we have a good race pace and a good overall package because today I felt very comfortable on the bike. The qualifying session was a bit weird with a lot of crashes: I found it a bit dangerous because out of the ideal line the surface was very slippery. The grip surely improved from yesterday but the track condition is not perfect."

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

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