A promising race in Jerez was cut short for HRC wildcard Stefan Bradl due to two falls in the race.

Making his 200th Grand Prix start, Stefan Bradl was hopeful of celebrating with another point-scoring finish but two crashes would force him to bow out of the race early. A crash at Turn 13 on lap one left the German in a compromised position from the off, but he continued to soldier on and collect data and more race experience on the 2022 Honda RC213V. Some laps later, a second fall at Turn 1 would see the HRC Test Rider forced to retire. He was unharmed in both falls.

Stefan Bradl

Rider, MotoGP

“It’s a shame to be unable to finish the race because our pace, even after the first fall, was not too bad. Conditions were much warmer today and maybe this contributed to our situation a bit. We’ve worked well throughout the whole weekend and done some interesting work. Now we focus on the Monday test and seeing how we can best help HRC.”