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Ste­fan Bradl has had a hor­rid rookie sea­son to date in WSB, not least be­cause his bike has made lit­tle progress over the pre­vi­ous seven rounds.

In race one at La­guna he could at least see some signs of im­prove­ment and he scored a sec­ond 11th place on Sun­day too. “The sec­ond part of the first race was not so bad and I was en­joy­ing it, as I had some toys to play with and could see some po­ten­tial in the bike.”

The team fielded a one-off re­place­ment rider (fol­low­ing Nicky Hay­den’s tragic death) for the Amer­i­can race with Jake Gagne, nor­mally a Mo­toamer­ica run­ner, mak­ing a solid de­but and fin­ish­ing 15th in both races. He said: “It is a Honda su­per­bike but, man, it is a whole dif­fer­ent ma­chine. A whole dif­fer­ent beast.”

Bradl felt Blade showed po­ten­tial

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