Reviews Stefan Bradl not fully fit in Misano 2: nerve problems after overload

20:30  17 september  2020
20:30  17 september  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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Honda driver Stefan Bradl recently suffered from numbness in his right hand, but hopes that the situation in Misano 2 will improve - Barcelona use and Portimao test fix

After the first MotoGP race weekend in Misano, Honda rider Stefan Bradl complained of nerve problems in his right arm. And even if the German will compete for the second prank on the Adriatic coast, there is still a small question mark behind his fitness, as he revealed on Thursday.

"I had a few checks in Germany on Monday, and basically it's okay at the moment. We'll see how it is when I ride my motorcycle again. Nothing dramatic. But the problem is that it's me last weekend, and I've had this feeling for a couple of weeks, "says the 30-year-old on the record with regard to his physical condition.

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He had undergone a few treatments in the past few days to get the problem under control. "And I hope that the situation will get better tomorrow and that I can drive more freely and without being disturbed by the numbness in my right hand."

Bradl: MotoGP is more physical than ever.

When asked about the cause of the nerve problems, Bradl can only speculate: "That's a good question. Despite the lockdown, despite the long break, I certainly continued training, but you know, without it Sitting on the motorcycle is a different kind of training. That could of course have influenced the situation. "

"Then it went from zero to 100 for me. Riding for three weeks, testing and so on. That can also trigger the process I'm in at the moment. Especially since the motorcycle is very physical, but the sport in general has probably gotten more physical because the level of MotoGP is now incredibly high. Unfortunately, our bike is not very easy to ride at the moment. "

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 MotoGP star injured when opening the window © Imago Marc Márquez will be replaced by Stefan Bradl in Brno No further crash on the motorcycle, but a simple activity at home was the reason for the renewed operation of MotoGP dominator Marc Márquez . As Honda's team manager Alberto Puig revealed on Thursday, Márquez damaged the plate in his newly operated arm when "opening a window". This was removed and replaced during the intervention on Monday. It was a "large window", stated Puig.

Still, Bradl hopes the treatments have helped and that the problem won't affect him too much in the future. Finally, there are two more back-to-back races on the agenda with Misano 2 and Barcelona, ​​in which he will replace the still pausing World Champion Marc Marquez .

Honda tester looking forward to Portimao

The Honda test driver doesn't know anything about its possible comeback: "I was told that I still have a few races ahead of me. And whenever Marc is ready, he will and will come back Inform you in good time. "

Bradl's plan for the upcoming race weekend is to build on the lessons learned from Tuesday's testing and confirm what Honda teammate Alex Marquez has tried. Because Bradl himself did not test. "But first of all I have to check my physical condition, how I feel on the bike, and I hope that I can be 100 percent competitive."

Stefan Bradl © Provided by motorsport.com Stefan Bradl

Bradl is looking forward to the test in Portimao: He knows the track from the Superbike World Championship

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With a view to the test in Portimao announced for October 7th Bradl will also take part as a test rider, with the current MotoGP bike, says the German: "I'm actually looking forward to it, because Portimao is a racetrack that I already know from the 2017 Superbike World Championship."

World Championship decision in the very last race?

"I hope you did a good job renewing the asphalt of the track because it has been very bumpy in the past. And this track is not easy. At least I hope that it is flat and good, that it has a good surface It will be an important test for Honda, for every manufacturer, "says Bradl.

Because in Portimao, which is otherwise not part of the MotoGP calendar, the season finale will take place this year. "And it looks like the championship will be decided there if everything goes on as before." Bradl is addressing the tight WM table . There will also be a few regular drivers at the Portiamo test, but due to the strict regulations they are only allowed to ride street bikes there.

With images from Motorsport Images.

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