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Bradl: New Honda 'similar' to 2013 RCV

'I jumped on the 2014 prototype for 14 laps and I have found this bike pretty similar to my RCV' - Stefan Bradl
Stefan Bradl seized the opportunity to ride Honda's 2014 prototype at Aragon, with the German rider describing the new machine as 'pretty similar' to his current RC213V.

The LCR Honda rider posted 14 laps on the bike yesterday at the Spanish circuit after the first day of the test was thwarted by heavy rain.

Bradl, who also rode the 2014 Honda in the wet, said: “Our testing programme was ruined by the heavy rain on the first day.

“So I tried the new machine in the wet but it was just a shakedown.

“Today the weather was much better and I could test different items of my 2013 bike ahead the race here in September,” he added.

“Then I jumped on the 2014 prototype for 14 laps and I have found this bike pretty similar to my RCV.”

Bradl focused on improving the front-end feel of his Honda at Catalunya on Monday before travelling to Aragon, where his fastest lap of 1m 49.553s left him fifth on the time sheets.

“The first day in Catalunya we mainly worked to improve the front-end feeling especially in the sector four where we have struggled too much during the race,” he said.

“We have found a couple of good adjustments which allow me to go faster into the corner.”




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an4rew

June 21, 2013 4:53 AM
Last Edited 384 days ago

considering what this kid has got under him, extremely disappointing performance so far this season. its hard enough for good riders to get into motogp with the likes of him smith and bautista occupying the rides they should not have.



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