HRC MotoGP test rider Stefan Bradl will start tomorrow’s 2:00 pm San Marino Grand Prix from the 6th row of the grid after setting the 18th fastest qualifying time in 1’33.361.

Stefan worked quite consistently on his bike’s setup and his race pace, with tomorrow’s goal being to finish in the points.

Stefan Bradl

Rider, MotoGP

“Today we worked quite a lot on several areas of the bike’s setup and on the mapping, but it took more time than we expected to sort things out. With the damp conditions we had this morning it wasn’t easy to have good feedback, so we had to use FP4 to repeat our tests. Of course, this is our main target and it cost us a bit in terms of looking for the performance, but this is normal. We ultimately managed to record an acceptable lap time and also our race pace is not bad. Eighteenth on the grid will still allow us to try and recover some positions so we’ll try our best to finish in the points.”