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Jerez WorldSBK Test: Bradl ‘makes best’ of poor weather

Stefan Bradl uses two days in Jerez to continue his familiarisation to a World Superbike machine; confirms good feelings from Aragon.
Stefan Bradl wasn't deterred by two days of adverse weather at Jerez, as the German continued to get up to speed aboard Honda's World Superbike CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Coming off the back of a recent test at Aragon, Bradl used Monday at Jerez to post times in the rain, while Tuesday afternoon offered the chance to test on a mainly dry track.

Bradl not only gained some wet-track time, but confirmed his feelings aboard the 2016 package in the dry on Tuesday afternoon, leading him to describe the two days as “a good experience”.

“It surely wasn't the perfect weather to go testing,” said Bradl, who will test Honda's new Fireblade SP2 for the first time in January.

“Yesterday we did 35 laps in wet conditions, just to get a feeling with the bike and with the Pirelli tyres in the wet; it was a quite positive day and we made the best of it.

“Even today was affected by poor weather because it rained until noon, and it took a very long time for the track to dry. We did 20 laps with slick tyres but the there were still a few damp patches about, so I did not stay out for too long and we didn't make any modifications to the bike, because I was not fast enough to get a feeling for it.

“At least we managed to do a couple of laps in mostly dry conditions and the feeling was very similar to Aragón, so I can say that it's been a good first experience overall with Honda in World Superbike. Now it's time to relax, recharge the batteries and be ready to jump on the new Fireblade.”






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