Bradl claims seventh place at Jerez
German rookie Stefan Bradl was again a strong performer on Sunday at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, ending up seventh after a thrilling 27-lap race which saw the reigning Moto2™ world champion battling it out with Ducati´s Nicky Hayden in the latter stages.
In only his second ever MotoGP race, the LCR rider aboard the Honda RC213V qualified 9th in the dry. However the 22-yer-old also demonstrated his potential in the wet during the three practice sessions, showing everybody his confidence aboard the Honda machine. Now Bradl and his Team will move to Portugal for the third round of the season at Estoril.
Bradl – 7th:
"I am very happy with this result. First of all I think it was a difficult weekend for everybody due to the weather conditions so I want to thank the whole team for their great job. During the sighting lap I was very nervous because I thought that the last part of the track was wet so I changed my helmet visor and everything was clearer. I was capable to attack my competitors from the beginning of the race but I found it a bit risky so I waited a little bit and after some laps I was fighting with Bautista and Hayden. We were doing well but Hayden blocked me a little bit in the middle of the race and Bautista got away from us. When he was gone I started my fight with Nicky, which I enjoyed very much, especially in the last two laps. I got some problems with my right arm because it was sore in the middle of the race and this cost me a bit of time because I had to force the bike in a different way. Basically this was another positive weekend for me."