Stefan Bradl is set to replace Marc Marquez at Honda in the next rounds of the world championship
German test rider Stefan Bradl has extensive experience and virtually the same number of appearances over the past two seasons as a Repsol Honda rider compared to Spaniard Marc Marquez. For now, everything indicates that he will replace the Spaniard in Argentina and Austin, Texas.
Speaking to Speedweek.com, the German rider commented on the fact that he could play the main role at Honda: ‘I already asked myself this question in Lombok, when I saw Marc flying in the air, after the highside of the warm up’.
The driver did not want to confirm his presence at the next races: “Honda will make an official statement on this at some point.”
The Honda test rider, had already replaced Marquez in eleven Grands Prix with the Repsol team in 2020, and in a few races in 2021, due to his problems, in these last three seasons only participated in 16 Grand Prizes.
‘The Termas de Rio Hondo circuit is a relatively simple circuit in terms of layout. I was recently asked what was the easiest track on the MotoGP calendar and I said Argentina. Because this track is the least physically demanding in terms of layout. But a week later, Texas will be there, where the exact opposite is true. We will have 21 corners, an uphill and downhill track, which is physically one of the most demanding and brutal tracks in a GP. Argentina is a good track to warm up and switch to race mode in case I get called. At Termas, the turns are wide and there are few hard brakings, but we haven’t been there for a long time. In addition, the surface is always dirty. I’m curious to see what tires Michelin will offer there. The temperature was still high in Termas [Argentina]’, Bradl said.