Honda wheel in Bradl to deputise for Marquez at MotoGP Brno

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HRC test rider Stefan Bradl will stand in for reigning champion Marc Marquez at the Brno MotoGP round.

After undergoing a second operation on his injured right arm, Marquez and HRC have decided that the World Champion will not ride in the Czech Republic in order for him to recover more.

In Bradl competed in four MotoGP races with a best finish of 10th at the German GP. The German has claimed three top ten finishes at Brno from his seven starts in the MotoGP class and only once missed out on points.

“First of all I want to wish Marc a speedy recovery, what he did in Jerez was incredible and he showed that he has the true spirit of a champion,” said Bradl.

“I am looking forward to riding the Honda RC213V again, due to the global pandemic we have not been able to test as we would normally so it will take some time to adjust to the bike and MotoGP again but I have ridden the superbike a few times so I know my fitness is good.

“It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to, competing with the Repsol Honda Team is always a great honour and I am pleased to help Honda. Let’s see how the weekend goes.”