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Bradl reviews first Moto2 win

Bradl reviews first Moto2 win

The German rider took his first victory in the category at Estoril on Sunday, and was delighted to have taken his first GP win since a 125cc triumph in Japan in 2008.

Stefan Bradl’s debut win in the Moto2 class in the penultimate round of the 2010 campaign on Sunday gave the German rider great satisfaction, after a lengthy wait for a return to the podium.

The 20 year-old eventually took his Suter MMX machine of the Viessmann Kiefer Racing across the finish line just 0.068s ahead of Alex Baldolini, after a close final lap in which he was pushed all the way.

“It’s just an amazing feeling and it needs some time to sink in. It was a very exciting race but also a difficult one too and on the dry parts of the track I could push a lot and the bike felt good. The last part was very wet so I had to be very careful,” said Bradl, whose best result this season had been fifth place at Misano and Phillip Island prior to his Portugal win.

“I saw I had a bit of a gap and I was pushing more and more, and the last lap was not so easy because Baldolini was behind me. He overtook me and I took him back straight away. So that last lap was pure concentration – not so easy!”

Bradl, whose last GP podium came in the 125cc class at Phillip Island in 2008, added: “I want to say thanks to everybody because it has been a long time since my last podium, so I’m very happy to have achieved this in this new class.”

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