Stefan Bradl

Stefan Bradl

1989-11-29 (age 31)
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Bradl to replace recovering Marquez in Qatar MotoGP races

Honda has announced that test rider Stefan Bradl will stand in for six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez in the opening races of the 2021 season in Qatar.

Bradl claims he'll see out 2020 season in place of Marquez

Stefan Bradl claims he will see out the 2020 MotoGP season, meaning injured world champion Marc Marquez will not return for the final three rounds.

Honda rider Bradl ruled out of second Misano MotoGP race

Honda MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl has been ruled out of the remainder of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend due to arm pump.

Bradl to replace injured Marquez at Brno MotoGP

Honda has confirmed Marc Marquez will miss this weekend’s Czech Grand Prix following a second surgery on his broken arm, with HRC test rider Stefan Bradl to step in.

Bradl hampered by "radical" Honda set-up changes

Honda MotoGP test rider Stefan Bradl says his Austrian Grand Prix weekend was compromised by "radical" set-up changes insisted on by the Japanese manufacturer.

Bradl hits back at Crutchlow's 'unproductive' comments

Honda MotoGP test rider Stefan Bradl says Cal Crutchlow’s outspoken nature is generally “not productive” in aiding development of the bike.

Honda "asked too much" from Takahashi in Suzuka 8 Hours

Honda admits that it “asked too much” from Takumi Takahashi in the Suzuka 8 Hours, as the 29-year-old compensated for the benched Ryuichi Kiyonari with a double stint at the end of the race.

Bradl backs Lorenzo to take Honda in "new direction"

Honda MotoGP test rider Stefan Bradl has backed Jorge Lorenzo in his mission to take the development of the RC213V in a "new direction".

Honda calls up Bradl as Lorenzo's replacement for German GP

Honda test rider Stefan Bradl will replace the injured Jorge Lorenzo at the next MotoGP race weekend at the Sachsenring, the outfit has confirmed.

Bradl joins Honda's factory Suzuka 8 Hours line-up

Former MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl will lead Honda’s charge in the second year of the Japanese manufacturer’s return to the Suzuka 8 Hours as a factory entrant.

Bradl to make Honda wildcard outing at Jerez

Honda MotoGP test rider Stefan Bradl will make his first race appearance of the 2019 season in May's Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.

Marquez prefers Bradl over Stoner for Honda test role

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he would prefer Honda to keep its current test rider Stefan Bradl rather than pursue Casey Stoner following the Aussie's exit from Ducati.

Bradl continues as Crutchlow's stand-in in Valencia finale

Injured LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow has been officially ruled out from the 2018 season finale in Valencia, with Honda tester Stefan Bradl again called up as his replacement.

Bradl to replace injured Crutchlow at Sepang

Stefan Bradl will step in to replace the injured Cal Crutchlow in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the LCR Honda MotoGP team has confirmed.

Smith hits out at “reckless” Bradl after Brno pile-up

Bradley Smith has slammed Stefan Bradl for his “reckless” riding after the Honda rider took him out on the opening lap of MotoGP’s Czech Grand Prix.

Bradl accused of causing "nasty" first-lap Brno crash

Honda MotoGP wildcard Stefan Bradl has been blamed for causing the three-bike collision on the opening lap of the Czech Grand Prix, which Jack Miller described as a "nasty little crash".

Bradl too “timid” to score points on MotoGP return

Marc VDS stand-in Stefan Bradl concedes he was too “timid” in the early laps of the German Grand Prix to break into the points on his MotoGP return.

Bradl to race at Sachsenring in place of Morbidelli

Franco Morbidelli has been forced to pull out of this weekend's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, with his place being taken by Honda MotoGP tester Stefan Bradl.

Bradl to make MotoGP return as Honda wildcard

Former MotoGP podium finisher Stefan Bradl will make his premier class return in August's Czech Republic Grand Prix, as a Repsol Honda wildcard entrant.

Who could replace Folger at Tech 3 in 2018?

Following the shock news that Jonas Folger will have to sit out the 2018 MotoGP season, we look at some possible candidates to fill in for the German rider at the Tech 3 Yamaha squad this year.

Bradl says World Superbike remains "unfinished business"

Stefan Bradl says that racing in World Superbike is still “on the agenda” for him next season despite being linked to a MotoGP testing role with Honda.

Bradl withdraws from remainder of WSBK season

Honda rider Stefan Bradl will not take any further part in this year's World Superbike season after undergoing surgery on his right wrist, it has been announced.

Gagne steps in for injured Bradl at Magny-Cours

Honda has drafted in American rider Jake Gagne to replace the injured Stefan Bradl for this weekend's World Superbike round at Magny-Cours.

Bradl out of Suzuka 8 Hours with ear infection

Stefan Bradl will have to wait for at least another year to make his Suzuka 8 Hours debut after contracting an ear infection in run-up to this year’s event.

Miller to make Suzuka 8h debut with Honda

MotoGP racer Jack Miller will make his debut in the Suzuka 8 Hours this season with the MuSASHi HARC-PRO Honda squad, it has been announced.

Honda enters sole bike for Donington after Hayden's passing

The Honda World Superbike team has confirmed it will enter a sole bike in this weekend's Donington Park round for Stefan Bradl following the passing of Nicky Hayden.

Season preview: Why WSBK will be worth watching in 2017

The 2017 World Superbike season kicks off at Phillip Island this weekend, and all the changes from 2016 suggest the new campaign will be better than in recent years. David Gruz explains why.

Lack of MotoGP success prompted WSBK move, says Bradl

Honda's World Superbike newcomer Stefan Bradl says he joined the series because there were no MotoGP options that would allow him to be "back on the podium".

Honda reveals Red Bull backing for all-new 2017 Fireblade

The Honda Ten Kate World Superbike squad has officially launched its new Fireblade machine, which sports Red Bull backing for the new season.

Hayden endures "frustrating" second test on new Fireblade

Nicky Hayden has described his second test outing on the all-new Honda Fireblade as "pretty frustrating" after a number of teething issues compromised his running last weekend at Portimao.

Hayden says new Fireblade's test pace not representative

Nicky Hayden says Honda has made good progress with its all-new Fireblade during this week's Jerez World Superbike test, but admitted his best time was not a fair representation of the bike's pace.

Crutchlow blasts “f***ing idiot” Bradl after Q1 run-in

Cal Crutchlow has slammed Stefan Bradl for dawdling on the racing line during the first part of MotoGP qualifying at Valencia.

WorldSBK is back on track at Lausitzring

The wait is over! WorldSBK is ready to rumble as the last four Rounds of the season get underway

Bradl: I don’t understand furious Aprilia press release

Aprilia MotoGP racer Stefan Bradl says he doesn’t understand why the team published a post-Austrian GP press release slating its riders and technical management.

Aprilia bosses hit out at riders: "We cannot accept this"

Aprilia MotoGP riders Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl have come in for heavy criticism from their own bosses at the Italian manufacturer, who were left "furious" with the pair's failure to score points in Austria.

Honda confirms Bradl's switch to WSBK

Honda Ten Kate has confirmed Aprilia MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl will join Nicky Hayden in its World Superbike line-up in 2017.

Bradl to leave MotoGP as Avintia talks fall through

Stefan Bradl is poised to leave MotoGP and join Honda's World Superbike effort in 2017 after failing to reach an agreement to join the Avintia Ducati team.

Bradl poised to choose between MotoGP and WSBK

Stefan Bradl has until next week to decide whether his future lies in MotoGP or the World Superbike championship, as he weighs up to whether to accept an offer to join the Avintia Ducati team.

MotoGP rider market: Five riders compete for three seats

There are only three seats still open on the 2017 MotoGP grid, and they are likely to be decided between five riders - Alvaro Bautista, Stefan Bradl, Eugene Laverty, Yonny Hernandez and Loris Baz.

Bradl admits MotoGP exit likely in 2017

Aprilia rider Stefan Bradl has conceded he is actively looking outside of MotoGP to continue his career, having received confirmation from the Italian marque he will be dropped for 2017.

Bradl unconcerned by possible Espargaro Aprilia move

Stefan Bradl says he is unconcerned by the prospect of Aleix Espargaro joining the Aprilia MotoGP team in 2017, a move that would leave the German out in the cold.

First race of the season for Aprilia

Bautista: "Losail is a special track, it will be a demanding weekend”

Interview: Kevin Schwantz on the 2016 MotoGP season

1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz previews the 2016 MotoGP season, and expects the new tires will shake up the order. However, as he tells David Malsher, the reigning champ is in prime position right now.

Aprilia unveils "entirely redesigned" 2016 MotoGP bike

Italian manufacturer Aprilia has showcased its all-new RS-GP bike that factory riders Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl will compete with in the 2016 MotoGP season.

Bradl can feel "clear difference" with 2016 Aprilia

Stefan Bradl says he can feel a "clear difference" with Aprilia's 2016 MotoGP bike after wrapping up a three-day shakedown with the new machine in Qatar.

Bradl confirmed at Aprilia for 2016

Stefan Bradl will remain a factory Aprilia rider in MotoGP next season alongside Alvaro Bautista, the team has officially announced.

Aprilia to introduce new frame for Brno

The Gresini Aprilia team has confirmed it will run with a new frame for this weekend’s MotoGP round at Brno.

Bradl a perfect fit for Aprilia – Biaggi

Stefan Bradl would be the perfect fit for the Aprilia MotoGP team as it strives to move up the grid, reckons Max Biaggi.

Bradl terminates Forward contract

German MotoGP star Stefan Bradl is now a free agent, after terminating his contract with Forward Racing.

Forward Racing forced to withdraw from Indianapolis

The Forward Racing MotoGP team has confirmed it will miss the forthcoming round of the series at Indianpolis following on from team boss Giovanni Cuzari’s arrest.

Corti to replace injured Bradl in Germany

Stefan Bradl will miss his home MotoGP race this weekend in Germany following the injury he suffered during the Dutch TT at Assen.

Rossi takes second victory of the year in thrilling Argentina MotoGP

The legendary Valentino Rossi won a dramatic race to score his second victory of 2015 and stretch his championship advantage, as Marc Marquez crashed out during battle for the lead.

Marquez takes second MotoGP pole of 2015 in Argentina

Marc Marquez was back to his dominant self in qualifying for the MotoGP race in Argentina, the factory Honda rider sealing his second pole position of the year.

Marquez back on top in Argentina MotoGP FP3

Reigning champion Marc Marquez jumped into top spot in third practice at Termas de Rio Hondo, ahead of fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow and Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro.

Espargaro maintains practice advantage in Argentina

Aleix Espargaro once again lead the field in second practice at Termas de Rio Hondo aboard the works Suzuki, ahead of Ducati's Andrea Iannone and Honda's Marc Marquez.

Espargaro gets up to speed quickest in Argentina MotoGP practice

Factory Suzuki rider Aleix Espargaro lead Ducati pair Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso in the opening practice session at Termas de Rio Hondo.

Marquez secures dominant victory at Austin

Reigning MotoGP Marc Marquez made it three wins in a row at the Circuit of the Americas, with Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi completing the podium.

Marquez storms to pole position in hectic Austin MotoGP qualifying

Honda rider Marc Marquez set a new lap record at the Circuit of the Americas to secure pole position, despite having to change to a second bike.

Rossi rules stunning season opener in Qatar

Teammate Jorge Lorenzo also put on an impressive performance during the opening round at the Losail International Circuit, finishing in fourth place.