Stefan Bradl Gives Further Insight Into Marc Marquez' Visit At The Austrian Grand Prix
Marc Marquez paid a visit to the Honda team at the Austrian GP – His replacement Stefan Bradl explains how the importance of the talks were for 2023
Marquez listened attentively to the statements of Stefan Bradl, who works with his crew around Marquez crew chief Santi Hernandez.
“It was nice to have him back,” Bradl describes the visit of the multiple world champion. “He was mega involved with us and got to grips with us.”
¡Viendo los toros desde la barrera! 👀 Intentando aportar mi granito de arena a @HRC_MotoGP @box_repsol— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) August 19, 2022
Today from a different point of view! Trying to contribute my little grain of sand to the team!#AustrianGP pic.twitter.com/A0hFRjGPBx
At the Red Bull Ring, Marquez closely followed the race weekend in the Austrian hills. Of course, there were also meetings with his Honda team.
“The decisive factor was what we discussed in the background. We had long one-on-one talks about what we wanted for the future,” explains Bradl.
“I want to help him as much as I can. We are very much on the same page. That’s nice. It was nice to have him in the pits to see what we are doing. For him it was also important to see what was happening.”
The Repsol Honda team has already put focus on the the 2023 season. With the current specification the riders simply can’t come to terms.
Honda is currently stuck at the back of the grid – Image provided by Motorsport Images
For next season, big modification need to happen – not only on the bike. “We need something new. Marc has confirmed that.”
“HRC obviously has to make sure we have the tools for it next year. We want to give him [Marquez] the tools to be successful again. I can see the fire in his eyes for his comeback.”
Speaking about his own performances until Marquez comes back, Bradl would like to achieve some finishes in the points.
So far the German has not been able to secure himself a point and is currently sitting with an empty bag. Bradl also failed to make it into the Top 15 in Austria.