Stefan Bradl secured third in Q2 at the German Grand Prix and admits he is ready to fight for a win at his home race.
Bradl brought the home fans to their feet as he helped to secure a complete Honda lock out of the front row. The German has looked strong all weekend and has had previous success in the 125cc and Moto2 classes at his home track, with podiums in each.
Bradl briefly led qualifying, but was knocked down the order by the factory pair of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Bradl’s best time of 1:21.340s was just 0.403s slower than Marquez’s record-breaking pole lap.
Bradl qualified third in Austin and fourth at Le Mans and Catalunya and he will be looking to convert this front row into a home podium.
“The result was very nice. I could see the crowd was behind me. The front row here is very important. The track is very tight so it is hard to overtake. The front tire is going to be critical tomorrow. We have a good pace but a lot depends on the weather,” commented Bradl.
He added, “In fact the weather looks difficult for tomorrow, but I hope to make another step.”