Bradl not so both­ered about rid­ing old bike

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

On the other side of the Honda garage, new re­cruit Ste­fan Bradl was able to put his time on the older model Blade to good use as he fa­mil­iarised him­self with the feel of a World Su­per­bike ma­chine and Pirelli tyres.

There was no rest for the 2011 Moto2 champ, who went straight from the Grand Prix in Va­len­cia to join his new team in Aragon be­fore hit­ting Jerez the fol­low­ing week.

“Al­most ev­ery­thing was new to me so we had a lot to learn,” he said. “I think we’ve done a good job. I was able to adapt to the bike quite quickly and the longer runs def­i­nitely taught me a lot as they gave me a good feel­ing for the fu­ture and helped with how to mod­ify my style with re­gards to tyre wear. “We played around with the set up a bit to find our own way with things, and as we moved on the feel­ing im­proved so I think we can be happy with progress and look for­ward to jump­ing on the new Blade in Jan­uary.”

WSB new boy Bradl is get­ting di­alled into the tyres and bike

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