HRC wildcard Stefan Bradl starts his preparation for the race at a sunny and hot Brno
A seventh Honda rider took to the track in today’s MotoGP free practice sessions at Brno, with encouraging results in view of Sunday’s Czech Grand Prix.
HRC MotoGP test rider Stefan Bradl, who recently replaced fellow Honda rider Franco Morbidelli at the German GP (16th) and is racing as an HRC wildcard at Brno, set an impressive eighth-fastest time in the morning’s first practice session in 1’57.291, just over six tenths from the top.
The 2011 Moto 2 World Champion wasn’t able to improve on that mark when the higher temperatures of the afternoon affected the track’s grip, and he ended the day in 16th place (1.315″ off the top in the combined classification). Still, he is fully focused in sorting things out tomorrow in order to earn a good starting position for Sunday.