Bradl quick off the mark in Motegi

Friday, 12 October 2012

LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl put in an impressive performance on day one of the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan by placing his bike 4th.

The German is keen to make amends for his DNF last time out in Aragón and is a fan of Honda’s home track, so the fourth fastest time was a sign of things to come as the 22-year-old immediately lapped consistently fast aboard his RC213V.

Stefan Bradl
“Actually it’s a really good Friday for us. As we already started with a good base set up this morning I immediately felt comfortable on the bike and everything was working pretty good. In this afternoon’s session we made a little step forward but we need to improve the braking performance because we are pretty fast and stable in the first initial braking but as soon as we start to lean I do not feel very comfortable. This our biggest issue today: we have tried both rear tyre options and they are both working properly. Let’s try to maintain this good level even tomorrow and the same gap in tomorrow’s qualifying.”

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