Stefan Bradl will race for Repsol Honda in the German MotoGP this weekend. He will replace Jorge Lorenzo who was sidelined with an injury.
Lorenzo had an accident during the first free MotoGP training session at the Assen Circuit on Friday (6/28/2019). As a result of the accident, Lorenzo had to be taken to a hospital, while his motorbike suffered severe damage.
The accident made Lorenzo miss the Dutch MotoGP. The Spanish rider was later known to experience a fracture of the spine and certainly could not go down in the German MotoGP, July 5-7.
To replace Lorenzo at the Sachsenring, Repsol Honda appointed Bradl who is the HRC test rider.
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“I am very excited about the Repsol Honda team in Germany. This is a special race for me because this is a home race,” Bradl said as quoted by the official MotoGP website.
“Obviously I am sorry for what happened to Lorenzo and I pray that he will recover quickly and be strong again.”
“I am happy to be able to help the team and HRC, we will see this weekend. We have worked well with Honda and I thank them for this opportunity,” he said.
Bradl’s best result at Sachsenring was finishing second while still in Moto2 in 2011. While in the premier class, Bradl’s best achievement was finishing fourth in 2013.