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Bradl learns Laguna on a 'Blade

Thu, 07 Jun 2012

As neither the 125GPs or the Moto2 classes race at Laguna Seca, Stefan Bradl smartly used his time between the Le Mans and Catalunya Grand Prixs to learn the California track and the Corkscrew ahead of the US GP on July 29th.

Riding a loaned Fireblade from Honda America, the German took the to undulating circuit on a trackday, reportedly passing other riders very politely - watch a small glimpse of him here.

“Moto2 and Moto3 don’t race at Mazda Raceway so we thought it was a good idea to have a first taste of this tight and twisty circuit." said the 2011 Moto2 champion said.

"I just knew the track from PlayStation and we came to prepare for MotoGP, and I think we will be more ready for it. Thanks to Honda America I had the chance to ride this new CBR1000RR on the only track that I don’t know.

"It is downhill, and there are lots of blind corners. It is really fun. I especially like the banked corners.

"It is a big challenge to go fast especially from Turn 8 to Turn 11, but the whole circuit is tough. There is really no spot to rest or a long straight."

In his debut season in MotoGP Bradl has put in some impressive performances, with the highlight coming at Le Mans with a fifth place finish in the wet.

By Robin Goodwin

See also: Isle of Man TT 2012: Sidecar TT 2 Results, Isle of Man TT 2012: Supersport TT 2 Results, Isle of Man TT 2012: TT Zero Results – MotoCzysz Wins 100 mph Bounty.