Stefan Bradl says he was “happy” with his P7 at the Jerez race as he continued to learn his craft on the bigger MotoGP bikes
Having won the Moto2 title last season, the German made the step up to the premier class with the LCR Honda team and already the partnership is reaping rewards.
Bradl began his season with an eighth-placed result at the Qatar race and went one better at Jerez on Sunday when he brought his bike home in seventh place after an intense tussle with Ducati’s Nicky Hayden.
“I am very happy with this result,” he said.
“During the sighting lap I was very nervous because I thought that the last part of the track was wet so I changed my helmet visor and everything was clearer.
“I was capable to attack my competitors from the beginning of the race but I found it a bit risky so I waited a little bit and after some laps I was fighting with Bautista and Hayden.
“We were doing well but Hayden blocked me a little bit in the middle of the race and Bautista got away from us. When he was gone I started my fight with Nicky, which I enjoyed very much, especially in the last two laps.
“I got some problems with my right arm because it was sore in the middle of the race and this cost me a bit of time because I had to force the bike in a different way.
“Basically this was another positive weekend for me.”