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Bradl back on front row again

Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) qualified third for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas on Saturday, completing an all Honda front row.

Bradl was 0.423s behind pole setter Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) with a 2’03.196 and this is the former Moto2™ World Champion’s first front row start since his Laguna Seca pole last year.

The German was able to knock Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) down to fourth in the dying stages of Q2. Bradl will be looking to repeat his podium performance from Laguna as he hunts for points after crashing out at Qatar.

The top Honda riders have been consistently quick all weekend, but Yamaha trio Espargaro, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were all within 0.048s of the German rider, ensuring an exciting battle for the podium.

Bradl commented, “We did a good job today, we can be very happy with the front row. It’s quite tight together between all of us and there’s a chance of rain tomorrow so the race is a bit of an unknown.”

On whether a podium is possible, he stated, “Our main aim is to finish the race tomorrow after not scoring at Qatar, I think it will be a hard fight for the podium as everyone is very close. It will be a tough race tomorrow, this track is very physical.”

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