Stefan Bradl (Honda / 18th): “We’re missing something” / MotoGP

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Stzefwsn Brdak drove 0.4 seconds slower in the two GP training sessions in Doha than in the test on Friday. The cause is still a mystery.

With 18th place and 1.247 seconds behind Jack Miller, Stefan Bradl fell short of expectations in the first MotoGP practice sessions on Friday. because he is hoping for a top ten result in the race as substitute driver for Marc Márquez on the Repsol Honda. Team mate Pol Espargaró drove 0.7 seconds faster than the Bavarian in FP2.

“I’m a test driver, so there is hardly a day on which I have nothing to test,” said the Portugal GP seventh. “We don’t test earth-shaking parts, because we’ve already completed five days of testing here, so we were able to work out a good basic set-up. Nevertheless, after two weeks we had to try something new again. Today we were looking for the best setting, which was actually planned for March 12th, but that day was blown with the wind because of the sandstorm. On Friday we wanted to take care of the race preparation. But Friday wasn’t great. Because we still have problems with the grip conditions. We don’t know what the cause is because for the three days from March 5th to March 7th and beyond, we had far fewer worries in this area. We know that we can and will improve on Saturday. The first day wasn’t really a disaster. “

“A lot has changed for us in terms of rear wheel grip in the past two weeks. During the tests we didn’t have too many difficulties. The lack of grip has and thrown back. We haven’t found the cause yet. We check the tires and all sorts of other things. But we are missing something. The motorcycle behaves a little differently than during the test drives here. But we still have time for improvements before the race on Sunday. So far I haven’t been able to repeat my best lap time from the test. We’re still a long way away. Because on the first three days of the test, I drove 1: 54.210 minutes. Friday was 0.424 seconds slower than it was then. It was quite hot on the first day of GP training, but the humidity in the evening was also higher than during the test. That’s why we want to improve even more. “

Jack Miller set a best time of 1; 53.387 minutes today. The Ducati star was also a bit faster on March 11 with 1: 53.183 minutes.

Qatar GP, MotoGP, FP2, March 26th:

1. Miller, Ducati, 1: 53,387 min
2. Bagnaia, Ducati, + 0.035 sec
3. Quartararo, Yamaha, + 0.188
4. Zarco, Ducati, + 0.199
5. Rins, Suzuki, + 0,236
6. Viñales, Yamaha, + 0,252
7. Morbidelli, Yamaha, + 0.289
8. Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia, + 0.340
9.Rossi, Yamaha, + 0.487
10. Pol Espargaró, Honda, + 0.514
11. Mir, Suzuki, + 0.527
12. Alex Marquez, Honda, + 0.728
13. Martin, Ducati, +0,791
14. Nakagami, Honda, + 0,812
15. Bastianini, Ducati, + 0.841
16. Binder, KTM, + 0.984
17. Marini, Ducati, + 1.045
18.Bradl, Honda, +1,247
19. Oliveira, KTM, + 1,369
20. Petrucci, KTM, + 1.387
21. Lecuona, KTM, + 1,711
22. Savadori, Aprilia, + 2,287

Katar-GP, MotoGP, FP1:

1. Morbidelli, Yamaha, 1: 54,921 min
2. Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia, + 0.125 sec
3. Miller, Ducati, + 0,191
4. Quartararo, Yamaha, + 0.292
5. Mir, Suzuki, + 0.334
6. Viñales, Yamaha, + 0,388
7. Rins, Suzuki, + 0,432
8. Bagnaia, Ducati, + 0.444
9.Rossi, Yamaha, + 0.498
10. Oliveira, KTM, + 0.824
11. Alex Marquez, Honda, + 0.827
12. Nakagami, Honda, + 0,833
13. Zarco, Ducati, + 0.950
14. Bradl, Honda, + 1,021
15. Pol Espargaró, Honda, + 1,125
16. Binder, KTM, + 1,136
17. Marini, Ducati, + 1.148
18. Bastianini, Ducati, + 1,277
19. Petrucci, KTM, + 1.309
20. Martin, Ducati, + 1,620
21. Savadori, Aprilia, + 1,638
22. Lecuona, KTM, +2,022





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