The test rider tested at Jerez and is aware that there is a lot of work to do: “There are no miracles to expect”. On Ken Kawauchi: “A fresh wind blows with him”
January 26, 2023
The German test driver Stefan Bradlborn in 1989, after testing the RC213V in Jerez these days, released some statements, reported by Speedweek: “It won’t happen no miracle – he said – that suddenly we will set lap records and win. The process of getting back on track is and will take time.”
“It is undisputed that we need to improve – explained the test driver – but nobody knows at the moment how big the wheelbases should be. Furthermore it is not clear if yes, the delay is due to chassisal motorall’electronics o all’aerodynamics. It’s a complex problem. In a phase like that you have to fix every piece of the puzzle and put it back together.”
In this MotoGP where the gaps between the riders are minimal, it must be done polish every detail: “For now we are too far away both on the flying lap and on the race distance. But there are some approaches that we are trying. We will see that we can make progress step by step. Anyhow i can reveal which I drive with a Kalex aluminum swingarm it’s a Akrapovic exhaust system”.
Testing in Jerez in this period is, in some ways, not very indicative: “I’m there at night zero degrees, sometimes even minus 1 or minus 2, at most 13 or 14 degrees during the day. I’ve never seen Jerez so cold this time of year. By MotoGP standards, these are unique conditions.”
Ultimately for Bradl Honda must “find improvements in all areas of the bike”. From Suzuki he arrived Ken Kawauchinew technical director of Hrc: “With Kawauchi blows a fresh wind and the structures in Japan have also changed a bit. Perhaps the new staff will bring new ideas. Something is happening. With Ramon Aurín I now have a new crew chief who I have known for a long time. I worked with him at Repsol-Honda in 2019 when I replaced Jorge Lorenzo for a couple of races after his spinal injury after the Assen GP.”
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