Germany’s Bradl quickest in Czech GP practice

Posted: August 24, 2013 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in Moto GP, Motor
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Honda MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl of Germany speeds on his motorcycle during second free practice at the Czech Grand Prix in Brno.

Germany’s Bradl quickest in Czech GP practice

Germany’s Stefan Bradl rode his Honda to the fastest times yesterday on the opening day of practice ahead of tomorrow’s Czech Republic MotoGP.

Bradl, who comes into the weekend’s racing lying sixth in the championship standings after ten races, relegated Spain’s defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo into second spot on his Yamaha but only 0.038secs slower.

Fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa who won the race last season was third at 0.10secs after the opening two sessions while former world champion Valentino Rossi of Italy recorded the fourth fastest times at 0.226.

Current championship leader Marc Marquez on another Honda settled for fifth with the Spaniard at 0.233secs.

There is a third practice session today ahead of qualifying before tomorrow’s race.  Although he beat Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo to the top spot in Free Practice 2 at Brno, Bradl stresses that the result should be taken with a pinch of salt.

“It’s nice to be first on Friday but, to be honest, it looks a bit better on paper than it does in reality,” the German explained to motogp.com during a video interview.

“I am not really super happy with this first position today because we are still missing some confidence with the front of the bike – the front fork is not working as well as I would like. The times are really close together and it won’t be easy for us tomorrow.”

Last year, Bradl finished fifth in the Czech Republic from seventh on the grid.

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