Starting from the fourth row of the grid, Stefan Bradl held his ground in the opening laps as he battled with both Repsol Honda Team riders. The German had a relatively lonely race, battling with Oliveira before crossing the line in 12th place. It completes a busy weekend for Bradl as he returned to the Grand Prix paddock, competing as a wildcard and continuing to help HRC with development work.

With 11 points, Bradl currently holds 16th in the 2021 MotoGP World Championship standings after three races with points finishes on each appearance.

Stefan Bradl

Rider, MotoGP

“In the end we finished 12th which is alright, I am happy. Of course there are always some points which could have been better but overall I am very happy with the performance of the weekend, it has been very strong. Maybe in the race I could have been smoother because I felt a little arm pump at the end but aside from this the race was okay. Thank you to Honda HRC for making this happen and to my team, they’ve had a busy weekend but we have managed everything well. No big mistakes this weekend, more points and some good data collected has us pleased.”