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Bradl: “I tried the new electronics without any problems”

Bradl: “I tried the new electronics without any problems”

Germany’s Stefan Bradl spends the first two days of testing focusing on the new Michelin tyres.

The MotoGP™ World Championship is set to undergo a variety of changes in 2016 as Michelin step in as the tyre supplier and all teams run the same electronics package. With so many changes, and a new bike in the works, testing for teams such as Aprilia Racing Team Gresini is critical, as they must gather the most data they can before the winter testing ban. Bradl and teammate Alvaro Bautista, along with test rider Mike Di Meglio, headed to Jerez for a three day test to maximise their track time.

Bradl spent the majority of the first two days looking to increase front end feeling on his Aprilia RS-GP machine and made several improvements. This data is helpful not only to Aprilia, but also to Michelin as they aim to finalise their tyres before the season begins. Friday will see the German shift his attention to the electronics as he and Aprilia seek to fully understand what the Magnetti Marelli system is fully capable of.

Stefan Bradl: “Today we worked a lot on the tyres, both testing the new options on the front and assessing some fork solutions to increase the feeling. There were some improvements, small steps forward in the right direction, and I hope that the information we are collecting will help Michelin with their development process. I also tried the new electronics package without any problems. Tomorrow we’ll be working in that area."

MotoGP, 2016, Stefan Bradl, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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