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Bradl prepares for Laguna's Corkscrew

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0700

A rookie to Laguna Seca, Stefan Bradl shows one way to prepare for the Corkscrew; by riding his LCR Honda RC213V down the famous Lombard Street in San Francisco.

The reigning Moto2 champion may have never raced at the Californian track but earlier this year he used a break between races to learn the circuit on a Honda CBR1000RR, having only had a virtual experience of Laguna before this year.

At the time the young German said: "It is downhill, and there are lots of blind corners. It is really fun. I especially like the banked corners. It is a big challenge to go fast especially from Turn 8 to Turn 11, but the whole circuit is tough. There is really no spot to rest or a long straight."

Bradl continues to grow from strength-to-strength in his first season in the premier class. At the last race in Mugello he took his best finish of the season with fourth, after a race-long battle that saw him nearly on the podium.

Credit: Cameron Baird/Red Bull Content Pool

By Robin Goodwin

See also: Stefan Bradl Rides Honda RC213V on Streets of San Francisco – Video, Toni Elias to Substitute for Injured Hector Barbera at Laguna Seca, WSBK: 2012 Brno Results.