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Bradl signs for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Bradl signs for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Stefan Bradl has signed for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini for the rest of the season to partner Alvaro Bautista.

Twenty-five year old German rider Stefan Bradl, 2011 Moto2™ World Champion, will take part in the remaining nine 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship races astride the second Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP alongside Alvaro Bautista. Bradl will make his first appearance on the Aprilia RS-GP at the Indianapolis Grand Prix scheduled from 7 to 9 August.
Born in the Bavarian city of Augusta on 29 November 1989, Stefan Bradl made his debut in World Championship motorcycle racing in the 125cc category in 2005. In 2008 he took two wins and finished the season fourth in the overall standings. In 2010 he moved to Moto2™, a category where he would be crowned World Champion the following year thanks to four wins. His rookie year in MotoGP™ came in 2012 astride a Honda, a bike that Bradl raced for another two seasons, taking a second place finish in the 2013 United States Grand Prix as his best result. This season Bradl has participated in the first eight Grand Prix races on the calendar astride the Forward Racing team Open class Yamaha, earning nine points and is currently 19th in the standings. A fractured scaphoid in his right wrist suffered during the Dutch GP at Assen forced him to miss his home race at the Sachsenring on 12 July, but after using the summer break to recover he is now ready to race at the Indianaolis GP.

Bradl replaces Michael Laverty - who had stepped in to ride for the German GP after the team had parted ways with Marco Melandri - after being released from his Forward Racing contract. Laverty will return to his duties as the official test rider for the team.

MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Stefan Bradl, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, Forward Racing

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