Bradl to stand in for Lorenzo at the Sachsenring

HRC test rider will compete at his home Grand Prix this weekend as the five-time Champion recovers from injury

After an FP1 crash at Turn 7 during the Motul TT Assen, Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda Team) sustained fractures to his T6 and T8 vertebrae, meaning the five-time World Champion will miss this weekend’s HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

After stepping in for the injured Franco Morbidelli on an RC213V last season, the Italian also crashing at Turn 7 in Free Practice at the TT Circuit Assen, Germany’s Stefan Bradl will get the chance to race in front of his home fans at the Sachsenring once again. The HRC test rider will don the colours of Repsol Honda to lineup alongside World Championship leader Marc Marquez for his second appearance of 2019 after finishing P10 in Jerez, with Bradl having two top-five finishes to his name at the Sachsenring while riding a Honda in 2012 and 2013. 

Bradl: "I'm very excited to join the Repsol Honda Team in Germany. It's a special race for me as my home race, obviously I am very sorry for Lorenzo and I wish him the fastest recovery possible and to come back strong. I am glad to be able to help the team and HRC, let's see what this weekend brings. We have been working well with Honda and I am grateful to them for this opportunity."

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