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Qatar MotoGP Test: Stefan Bradl battling rear grip issues

LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl second fastest on day two of Qatar MotoGP test, German star seeking solution to rear grip problems
Stefan Bradl was still experiencing rear grip trouble as the German rider finished second to compete a Honda one-two on the second day of the MotoGP test in Qatar.

Bradl was satisfied with his time on the LCR Honda RC213V, lapping in 1m 55.508s to finish 0.314s behind Alvaro Bautista on the Gresini Honda, but is still seeking a solution to the rear grip issues that have been prevalent since the test commenced on Friday.

“I am happy with how today went: P2 is a positive result, but there's still a weak point to adjust. In fact, despite our efforts, we could not get the perfect solution for the rear grip problems of yesterday,” said Bradl.

“I am still struggling on maximum leaning and I miss some drive out of the corners. It's a bit frustrating for me but seems a common problem amongst the riders here.

“The team is already at work for tomorrow so I am confident to be able to make further improvements.”



Tagged as: Bautista , Bradl

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March 09, 2014 4:02 AM

@motojunky Guess were just in holding mode until a wheel has been turned in a race. We can't read into anything when the factory guys aren't even there. I definitely rate Bradl highly but somebody taking Pedros spot I wouldn't put money on that just yet Pedro hasn't really had a terrible season just yet and his stocks hasn't really dropped. I feel a less than satisfactory first half of the season for Lorenzo and Pedro and we may see some musical chairs being played if not I wouldn't be surprised if they stay were they are. Bradl needs to be top 5 week in week out and be in podium contention more often than not for a factory move to be considered.



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