Riding as a wildcard in the MotoGP World Championship, HRC Test Rider Stefan Bradl ended his first day in 11th.

Completing a total of 39 laps over Free Practice 1 and 2, Stefan Bradl set a best time of 1’37.939 This time saw the German rider finish in 11th overall on the combined timesheets, 0.730s from the top spot and ending the day as the second fastest Honda. Having already raced in two Grands Prix this year and completed a number of tests in Jerez, Bradl is confident of putting together a strong weekend on the Honda RC213V.

Stefan Bradl

Rider, MotoGP

“Today has been good and I am happy with how we went, especially in FP2. The track was in a good condition and we were able to compare some components and work on improving the setup of the Honda. Like always, the times are super tight so we need to work on a good strategy and setting for the hot lap. Over the longer runs, we are looking good but right now the focus is going fast on Saturday.”