Fresh from the best performance of his brief MotoGP career, rookie Stefan Bradl used the track time offered by Monday's post-race Mugello test to concentrate on his acceleration 'weak point'.

The Honda LCR star, who finished less than 0.2s from the podium on Sunday, rode for 50 laps of the Italian circuit, the bets of which put him seventh on the test timesheets.

"Basically we worked to improve our weak point of the last races in the acceleration area. Adjusting the suspensions and the geometry settings I could feel the bike more stable," explained the young German.

"In the past races the bike was bumping too much and sometimes it was too nervous but now I feel more comfortable especially in the corner exit.

"We can also improved lap time easily on used tyres and front end feeling is getting better. I suffered a small crash but I am okay and already looking forward to the American race".