The Honda rider tried in vain to prepare for Saturday’s race at this home round.
The aftermath of Friday’s crash at halfway point of FP2 were too much handicap for Stefan Bradl to compete in Saturday’s opening race of the German round this weekend. The 27-year-old Bavarian therefore had to cancel his start. Prior to that, however, Bradl delivered a strong qualifying session in Superpole1, in which he secured 15th spot on the grid. Bradl now hopes that pain will get less by Sunday and he will be able to take part in heat two at the Lausitzring.
The weekend’s second race at the championship’s visit to Germany gets underway on Sunday 1:00 pm too. Austrian broadcaster ServusTV starts its live coverage 30 minutes earlier than the race start.
#6 Stefan BRADL (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team, Honda CBR1000RR SP2), NS – Championship position 14th (64 points):
“If you’re not able to ride, the disappointment is always that big of course. Especially when it comes to your home race. But it would have made no sense to take any risk. Therefore, I did just a couple of laps in FP3 this morning whilst in Superpole, I still gave everything to qualify for a proper starting position at least. But then, all power was gone and in addition, I felt significantly more pain because of the stress. So, I’m going to the Medical Center for furhter treatments again and rest until tomorrow. Before the warm up we will decide whether I will try it again tomorrow. It’s really too silly that this had happened. I’m very sorry for the fans out there.”
#GermanWorldSBK – Results Race 1 (25 Laps):
1 Chaz DAVIES / GBR / Aruba.it Racing – Ducati / Ducati Panigale R / 34´08.073
2 Jonathan REA / GBR / Kawasaki Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-10R / +1.834
3 Tom SYKES / GBR / Kawasaki Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-10R / +3.250
NS #6 Stefan BRADL / GER / Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team / Honda CBR1000RR SP2
1 Jonathan REA / GBR / Kawasaki Racing Team / 361
2 Tom SYKES / GBR / Kawasaki Racing Team / 298
3 Chaz DAVIES / GBR / Aruba.it Racing – Ducati / Ducati Panigale R / 251
14 #6 Stefan BRADL / GER / Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team / 64