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Bradl: “It was fun battling with Bautista”

Bradl: “It was fun battling with Bautista”

Stefan Bradl enjoyed the battle with his teammate during the Czech GP, even though he came off second best, finishing in 14th.

Bradl rode superbly throughout the race, and battled with his Factory Aprilia teammate Alvaro Bautista, before losing out to the Spaniard in the final laps. The German is still recovering from his scaphoid injury, but was happy to cross the line less than two-tenths of a second behind his teammate in 14th.

Stefan Bradl: “I think the team can be very happy with our result today. I had set the goal of being faster in the race than I was at Indianapolis and I was successful, plus it was fun battling with Bautista. I was able to stay ahead of Bautista for quite a few laps and then toward the end he managed to overtake me with a clean move: he earned the spot ahead of me. The team is working well and I hope we'll be able to continue like this to further improve our race performance. In qualifiers I am able to get the most out of the bike for a few flying laps, but our priority is still to improve race performance. Today we took a step forward even if the bike became more difficult to ride in the second half of the race. In the last two laps I was also feeling pain in my injured wrist, but despite everything we managed to bring home a nice result.”

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

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