MotoGP » Rookie Bradl scales order to sixth overall

Stefan Bradl declares himself satisfied with his run to seventh on his Laguna Seca debut as he jumps to sixth place overall.

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July 30, 2012 12:25 PM
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The satellite Honda doesn't seem to be in the same league as the satellite Yamaha, but Bradl really seems to be getting to grips with it. On a circuits he's more familiar with than Laguna Seca I expect him to be fighting with the Tech 3 boys.

Some people seem to be forgetting that his Rookie year. Sixth at this stage in the season is pretty damned impressive for a rookie.

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July 30, 2012 2:02 PM

Great job done, Dradl !!!:D
I really hope this German kid will join the elite class in a few year, and I believe he's got a talent for that. It's a pity he lost the chance to ride a factory RCV next year just because he's German, not Spanish !!! I'm really looking forward to the next season though. If Bradl beats that Repsol boy race after race, that would to be really fun !!!


July 30, 2012 4:17 PM

Over the years the LCR Honda has always been a stage lower tune than the Gresini bike. Bradl's performance has been a revelation this year.
Just maybe Cechinello can get somthing close to Repsol spec for Stef next year when Marc moves up.
Honda Germany need to get involved I think.
A bit of political clout from the Eurozone economic giant would be in order.


July 31, 2012 5:13 PM

You guys need to understand this:

The FACTORY sets the electronics packages and can fine tune the electronics to get whatever performance for each rider as they want to give them. NO RIDER, FOR NOW ON IN GP on a SATELLITE bike is EVER, EVER, EVER going to beat a FACTORY bike. The Factory will not allow it.

This isn't 500CC or 990CC era when electronics were simplified and much less customized. Regardless if the engine and chassis is the same, ELECTRONICS are what determines who makes the most HP, the best traction control, etc.

This is why Crutchlow and Dovisoso want FACTORY rides. They want to fight for wins and they may, but they will not beat the #1 rider on any factory team as long as the FACTORY can fine tune the electronics any way they want go.

Get ride of the customized electronics and let the BEST RIDER win.

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