Stefan Bradl

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Stefan Bradl
Stefan Bradl signing autographs at Indianapolis 2012.jpg
Bradl signing autographs at the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix.
Nationality  German
Born (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 24)
Augsburg (West Germany)
Current team LCR Honda MotoGP
Bike number 6
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2012
Manufacturers Honda
2013 Championship position 7th (156 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
47 0 1 1 0 365
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 20102011
Manufacturers Suter-Honda, Kalex-Honda
Championships 1 (2011)
2011 Championship position 1st (274 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
33 5 12 7 3 371
125cc World Championship
Active years 20052009
Manufacturers KTM, Aprilia
Championships 0
2009 Championship position 10th (85 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
54 2 6 0 2 316

Stefan Bradl (born 29 November 1989[1] in Augsburg, West Germany) is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer who currently is a rider in the MotoGP class with the LCR Honda team on a RC213V motorcycle. He is the 2011 Moto2 World Champion, and the son of former racer Helmut Bradl.

Career[edit]

125cc (2005–2009)[edit]

He started his 125cc World Championship career in 2005 as a wild card for three races, competing in the 125cc German Championship with KTM. He took another three wild card races in 2006, still with KTM. He had a terrible fracture when he was hit by another rider during practice for the 2006 Malaysian GP. Later that year he was competing again at the Red Bull MotoGP Academy.

Bradl was offered by Alberto Puig to ride his Repsol Honda factory 250cc team for 2007; he withdrew after a couple of tests due to personal problems, but didn't stop racing. Later, he joined the 125cc Spanish Championship with Blusens Aprilia. winning the title just five points ahead of his team mate Scott Redding. Later he took a couple of wild card World Championship races, with the same team. Additionally, from the 2007 Portuguese GP onwards Blusens Aprilia Team principal Raul Romero placed him in a second bike with veteran Pablo Nieto, replacing Dutchman Hugo van den Berg.

For 2008, rather than stay with Blusens Aprilia, he decided to ride for the German Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing, on an official factory Aprilia RSA 125. He took his first win at Brno, fittingly a track his father won at in 1991.

Moto2 (2010–2011)[edit]

2010

After moving up to the Moto2 class of Grand Prix racing in 2010, he went on to claim ninth in the championship, with one victory at Estoril.

2011

2011 saw Bradl win four of the first six races, and maintained a healthy lead in the championship until Marc Márquez found significant speed halfway through the season. The championship seemed to be going down to the wire, with both Bradl and Márquez having a fair shot at the title with two rounds remaining. Márquez, however, suffered a heavy fall during free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix, and was unable to race for the remainder of the season, due to eyesight problems. Bradl was therefore crowned the World Champion at the final race of the season in Valencia, Spain.

MotoGP (2012–)[edit]

2012

Bradl was signed by the LCR Honda team. He had a good season, running consistently in the top-10, with a best result of fourth place obtained at the Italian Grand Prix. He completed the season in eighth place, winning the Rookie of the Year award.[2]

2013

Bradl battled consistently among the second group of riders, along with Valentino Rossi, Cal Crutchlow and Álvaro Bautista. The highlight of his season was a pole-position at the United States Grand Prix, at Laguna Seca, where he also finished second, achieving his first MotoGP podium. A crash towards the end of the season at the Malaysian Grand Prix – in which he broke an ankle[3] – took him out of contention in the battle for fifth place with Bautista and Crutchlow. He closed the season in seventh place with 156 points.

2014

He continues to ride for LCR Honda. However, on 2 August 2014, it was announced that Cal Crutchlow would join LCR Honda for the 2015 season and ride the factory-specification Honda RC213V.[4] Bradl subsequently announced a move to the NGM Forward Racing team for 2015, riding an open-specification bike.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Pos
2005 125cc KTM Red Bull ADAC KTM Juniors 3 0 0 0 0 1 35th
2006 125cc KTM Red Bull KTM Junior Team 9 0 0 0 0 4 26th
2007 125cc Aprilia Blusens Aprilia 9 0 0 0 0 39 18th
2008 125cc Aprilia Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing 17 2 6 0 2 187 4th
2009 125cc Aprilia Viessmann Kiefer Racing 16 0 0 0 0 85 10th
2010 Moto2 Suter Viessmann Kiefer Racing 16 1 1 0 0 97 9th
2011 Moto2 Kalex Viessmann Kiefer Racing 17 4 11 7 3 274 1st
2012 MotoGP Honda LCR Honda MotoGP 18 0 0 0 0 135 8th
2013 MotoGP Honda LCR Honda MotoGP 16 0 1 1 0 156 7th
2014 MotoGP Honda LCR Honda MotoGP 13 0 0 0 0 74* 9th*
Total 134 7 19 8 5 1052
  • * Season in progress.

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125 cc 2005–2009 2005 Catalunya 2008 Qatar 2008 Czech Republic 54 2 6 0 2 316 0
Moto2 2010–2011 2010 Qatar 2010 Portugal 2010 Portugal 33 5 12 7 3 371 1
MotoGP 2012– 2012 Qatar 2013 United States 47 0 1 1 0 365 0
Total 2005–Present 134 7 19 8 5 1052 1

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Yr Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2005 125cc KTM SPA POR CHN FRA ITA CAT
Ret
NED GBR GER
16
CZE
15
JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL 35th 1
2006 125cc KTM SPA QAT
26
TUR
19
CHN
20
FRA
18
ITA
16
CAT NED
31
GBR
Ret
GER
18
CZE
12
MAL
DNS
AUS JPN POR VAL 26th 4
2007 125cc Aprilia QAT SPA TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT
9
GBR NED
10
GER
13
CZE
RSM
7
POR
6
JPN
15
AUS
Ret
MAL
13
VAL
Ret
18th 39
2008 125cc Aprilia QAT
3
SPA
4
POR
8
CHN
5
FRA
6
ITA
10
CAT
4
GBR
Ret
NED
12
GER
2
CZE
1
RSM
Ret
IND
3
JPN
1
AUS
2
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
4th 187
2009 125cc Aprilia QAT
8
JPN
4
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
8
CAT
7
NED
6
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
CZE
7
IND
7
RSM
6
POR
4
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
10th 85
2010 Moto2 Suter QAT
Ret
SPA
14
FRA
9
ITA
14
GBR
Ret
NED
19
CAT GER
9
CZE
9
IND
Ret
RSM
5
ARA
9
JPN
7
MAL
7
AUS
5
POR
1
VAL
Ret
9th 97
2011 Moto2 Kalex QAT
1
SPA
5
POR
1
FRA
3
CAT
1
GBR
1
NED
Ret
ITA
2
GER
2
CZE
3
IND
6
RSM
2
ARA
8
JPN
4
AUS
2
MAL
2
VAL
Ret
1st 274
2012 MotoGP Honda QAT
8
SPA
7
POR
9
FRA
5
CAT
8
GBR
8
NED
Ret
GER
5
ITA
4
USA
7
IND
6
CZE
5
RSM
6
ARA
Ret
JPN
6
MAL
Ret
AUS
6
VAL
Ret
8th 135
2013 MotoGP Honda QAT
Ret
AME
5
SPA
Ret
FRA
10
ITA
4
CAT
5
NED
6
GER
4
USA
2
IND
7
CZE
6
GBR
6
RSM
5
ARA
5
MAL
DNS
AUS
DNS
JPN
5
VAL
6
7th 156
2014 MotoGP Honda QAT
Ret
AME
4
ARG
5
SPA
10
FRA
7
ITA
Ret
CAT
5
NED
10
GER
16
IND
Ret
CZE
7
GBR
7
RSM
Ret
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
9th* 74*
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MotoGP profile
  2. ^ "FIM Awards Ceremony in Valencia rounds off 2012 season". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 11 November 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bradl on sidelines with fractured ankle". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 12 October 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Crutchlow to ride with CWM-LCR Honda in 2015". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 2 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "NGM Forward Racing sign Bradl for 2015". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 6 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pol Espargaró
Spanish 125cc Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Efrén Vázquez
Preceded by
Toni Elías
Moto2 World Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Marc Márquez