BRADL READY FOR A CLOSE BATTLE AT THE AUSSIE CIRCUIT

BRADL READY FOR A CLOSE BATTLE AT THE AUSSIE CIRCUIT

BRADL READY FOR A CLOSE BATTLE AT THE AUSSIE CIRCUIT

BRADL READY FOR A CLOSE BATTLE AT THE AUSSIE CIRCUIT

Phillip Island, 18 October: light rain fell on the Island circuit just before the QP2 show-down but did not affect the premier class riders performance on soft rubber. On the top of the time sheet, ahead tomorrow’s 27-lap race, the just-crowned World Champion Marc Marquez followed by Cal Crutchlow and Jorge Lorenzo while LCR racer Stefan Bradl (11th - 1’29.155) will start from the middle of the fourth row for a very close battle considering the small gap with the front group.

Stefan: “Absolutely not what we expected on this track and I am very frustrated about the 11th position. Actually my lap times are pretty good and I was trying to push my maximum but, just before the QP2 beginning, it started to drip and the conditions became a bit tricky for everybody. We chose a softer front tyre and it was the right decision but we missed our flying lap to qualify in a better position. However we are just 0.5s off the front row and the gap is very close so we can still obtain a good result”.


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