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26 days ago
By Repsol Honda Team

Bradl to sit out the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

The German will look to rest his right arm before hoping to ride at the Catalan Grand Prix next weekend

Repsol Honda Team's Stefan Bradl will miss the remainder of the Tissot Emilia Romagna and Rimini Riviera Grand Prix due to ongoing issues with his right arm hindering his ability to ride in a safe and consistent manner. The German joins both LCR Castrol Honda's Cal Crutchlow and, the man he is replacing, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) on the injured list as Honda's woes continue in 2020.

The former Moto2™ World Champion attempted to ride in FP1, ending the session 1.3 seconds adrift of pacesetter Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT), but after talking with HRC, decided it was best to sit out the remainder of this weekend's action.  He will now rest with the intention of returning at the Catalan Grand Prix next weekend.

Stefan Bradl: "Unfortunately, I am still having problems with my right arm and I am unable to ride in a safe and consistent way. I spoke with my doctor and we performed a small operation to clean the nerve before this weekend but when they opened the arm, they saw the situation was more complicated than they first thought.

"I came to Misano with the intention of racing because my doctor told me it would be okay to race. But in this situation, I do not feel I can ride safely over a whole race, together with HRC we have decided to take the rest of the week to recover before Barcelona."

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