GOOD QUALIFYING AT BRNO FOR STEFAN BRADL, RIDING HIS APRILIA RS-GP TO THE SIXTH ROW. ALVARO BAUTISTA IS SLOWED BY TRAFFIC
Brno (Czech Republic), 15 August 2015 - The last day of practice at Brno before the race ended on a positive note for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini. Stefan Bradl rode his RS-GP to the sixteenth spot on the starting grid, less than a second behind the top-10 after showing good pace in the last practice session. The German will therefore start from the best spot on the sixth row.
Alvaro Bautista, who finished FP3 this morning with the sixteenth best time, was unlucky in the qualifiers. First a problem with chattering and then some slow riders ahead of him on the track kept him from taking full advantage of the soft tyre during his two flying laps. The Spanish rider, who is using the new frame that Aprilia introduced this weekend, finished his Saturday in nineteenth position (seventh row).
ROMANO ALBESIANO (Aprilia Racing Director)
“Today was a prolific day in terms of development, ending with good performance in the qualifiers. We are quite pleased, especially with the time gaps, which place us just behind the points zone. Tomorrow morning in the warmup session we’ll try a few more new solutions which will hopefully take us another step forward.”
FAUSTO GRESINI (Team Manager)
“Bradl worked methodically and in the qualifiers he put a good time on the sheets, so I’m pleased about that. Bautista also had a good qualifying session. It’s a shame that he wasn’t able to exploit his two flying laps, otherwise he could have finished with a better position. We should also remember that Alvaro is doing some tests with some changes to the chassis. As I said, now we can count on a team that works well together and the atmosphere in the garage is excellent. Now we’ll wait for the race tomorrow to continue our positive trend.”