Bradl Concludes Sepang Test Session With The Ninth Fastest Time
Sepang, 1st March: the third and final day of testing at Sepang was held in hot and dry conditions with all riders out on track upon opening, including all four Hondas, with Stoner rising to the top of the classification on 2’00.473.
The premier class riders put their new bikes through their paces at the 5.548km track and in his third MotoGP test on the LCR Honda RC213V, Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl finished with the ninth fastest time. The young German, who had one “day off” yesterday together with his Honda colleagues, put in 54 laps with a best time of 2’01.492 in preparation for the forthcoming season. Bradl and his squad will be back on track in Spain (Jerez) for the last pre-season testing session on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of March.
Bradl – 9th: “Yesterday we sat out the second day of testing so today was a tough day for me and the guys. After 54 laps I feel a bit tired as the temperature was very high today but I am leaving Malaysia with a good feeling and a good base set up for the future.Together with HRC engineers support we have tested some engine mapping to improve my riding style and the power delivery. I am pretty satisfied about my laptime and the gap to the front is acceptable: if we continue with this progresses I am sure that positive results will arrive soon.”