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Bradl ends Sepang day one in fifth

LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl started strongly at the first MotoGP test of the season in Sepang posting the 5th fastest lap time (just two tenths off Rossi) on a hot and humid day.

The German, who is running a RC213V Factory spec, put in a full day's work completing 59 laps as he mainly worked on electronics and suspension.

The MotoGP contingent was fortunate with the weather as the forecast rain did not appear and riders lapped the Malaysian track till 6pm with Pedrosa on the top of the time sheets at the end of day one. Bradl declared himself "satisfied" after his first outing and will continue his testing program tomorrow morning trying to make the most of his Honda machine.  

Stefan Bradl

“I am very satisfied about this first day of test. The weather and the asphalt temperature were perfect and we could easily complete out test program. Thanks to my new winter training I feel fitter in these conditions and I found the guys very motivated and even more technically prepared. Actually we started our 2013 campaign on a higher level. Today was mainly a test for myself, to get used to the bike again, recover the feeling, feel the throttle and the brakes after a long time off. We combined a lot if things from Öhlins suspension to swing-arm lengths and rear grip feeling. Doubtless there’s more work to do especially on used tyres: I must improve my riding style on used rubber to match my competitors pace during the races and we will focus on this point in the near future.”

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

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MotoGP, 2013, Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP

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