Stefan Bradl

Stefan Bradl ( born November 29, 1989 in Augsburg ) is a German motorcycle racer.

2011 Bradl became world champion in the Moto2 class. Since the 2012 season, he piloted a Honda RC213V in the Italian team LCR Honda MotoGP in MotoGP class. Prior to winning the world championship in 2011 his greatest achievements were winning the International German Motorcycle Championship in 2005 and the Spanish Motorcycle Championships 2007 in the 125 cc class.

  • 3.1 Title
  • 3.2 In the World Motorcycle Championship
  • 3.3 Grand Prix wins
  • 4.1 Literature
  • 4.2 External links
  • 4.3 Notes and references


125 cc World Championship

Stefan Bradl won as a KTM factory rider in 2005 the title in the 125 cc class of the International German Motorcycle Championship. He won in three of the eight races held in the final standings and had a point clear of his Austrian team mate Michael Ranseder. Parallel denied the 15 -year-old at the Grand Prix of Catalonia and Germany also won his two world championship races.

In the 2006 season Bradl denied the complete 125 cc world championship for the KTM Junior Team, which was led by Dieter Stappert. Only countable result was an eleventh place in the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno. At the end of the season he was released by KTM, as a second year was contractually based on the team to a place among the top 15 in the World Cup. Stefan Bradl was also due to injuries, with four world championship points but only 26 overall.

In the 2007 season, Stefan Bradl should compete on a factory Honda machine for the Spanish Repsol Honda team of former Grand Prix driver Alberto Puig. However, he stated on 14 February 2007, surprisingly, at the age of only 17 years, his retirement from active racing. Trigger the decision was, among other things, the fact that Bradl will remain the pre-season seven weeks at a time in Spain would have. Later, however, he decided to continue his career yet and signed a contract with the Blusens Aprilia team, for whom he first played only the Spanish 125cc Championship. However, after a race win at the Circuit de Catalunya, he participated as a wild card rider even at World Championship race at the Grand Prix of Catalunya on this route in part, finishing in ninth place. After another wildcard operations in the Netherlands and at the Sachsenring, where he went each in the points, Stefan Bradl was allowed to start as a regular driver at the last six World Cup races of the season. His best result of the year finally became the sixth place at the Grand Prix of Portugal. In the World Cup overall standings he finished with only nine of the 17 contested races, the 18th Place. In the Spanish championship itself could Bradl with two wins and eight points ahead of his British teammate Scott Redding secure the title.

In August 2007, Stefan Bradl has signed a contract with the German team pine for the 2008 season on an Aprilia in the 125cc World Championship. At the Grand Prix of Qatar, he reached the third rank his first podium in the MotoGP World Championship. At the Grand Prix of Germany at Sachsenring Bradl was second, at the next Grand Prix of Czech Republic in the number Inger celebrated his first Grand Prix victory. Bradl was the first German winner in the motorcycle world championship since Steve Jenkner 2003. During the Grand Prix of Japan at Motegi Bradl scored his second victory at the next Australian Grand Prix he put in training with a top speed of 245.9 km / h a new absolute speed record for the class existence since 1949, to 125 cc.

Moto2 class

After a less successful 2009 season, with two fourth places graduated as the best individual result Bradl tenth among the World Cup, it was decided together with the pine team ascend to the newly formed Moto2 category. As a chassis supplier acted, the Swiss manufacturer Suter.

After difficulties in pre-season Bradl managed in the first race of the season in Qatar the third place, but different in the first round after a collision with Alex De Angelis. In the course of the season Bradl always showed stronger performance and crowned the year with his first Moto2 victory at Estoril, Portugal.

The team decided in the winter, use a 2011 chassis from the German manufacturer Kalex Engineering. The test drives the 2011 season were promising for Bradl. The very first race in Qatar Bayer decided with a superior start-finish victory. In the fifth race, the Grand Prix of Catalunya, Stefan Bradl has secured the fifth pole position in a row and went on to his third win of the season. In the second half of the season strengthened Bradl rival Marc Márquez and took three races left in the season for the first time the lead in the overall standings. In the following two races, Stefan Bradl could, however, snatched the lead back and gain a cushion of 23 points before the final race in Valencia. Since Marquez could not compete due to injury in Sepang and Valencia, Bradl was the second Moto2 World Champion.

MotoGP class

For the 2012 season, was signed up by the Italian LCR Stefan Bradl team of former pilots Lucio Cecchinello, where he piloted a Honda RC213V. With this bike, he came over the year cope better and secured at the Italian GP in fourth place with his best result of the season. In the final account Bradl took 135 points in eighth place.

2013 starts Bradl again in the LCR Honda team. In the Dutch TT at Assen in 2013 he qualified for the first time in his MotoGP career with third place for the first row. The first guide kilometers in MotoGP he drove at the Sachsenring. When the U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, he secured after 26 driven Grand Prix racing his first pole position in MotoGP. In the race, he drove the first 18 laps as the leader before he was overtaken by eventual winner Marc Márquez. His second place finish was the first placing on the podium in his 27th MotoGP race. Mid- August 2013 his contract with LCR Honda was extended for the 2014 season. In the final free practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix, he broke his right ankle and had to be operated. That's why he could not start at the following race in Malaysia and Australia.


Stefan Bradl is the son of 250 cc Vice World Champion 1991, Helmut Bradl and his wife Gisela.



  • 2005 - German 125 cc Champion on KTM
  • 2007 - Spanish 125cc champion on Aprilia
  • 2011 - Moto2 world champion on Kalex
  • 7 Grand Prix wins

In the World Motorcycle Championship

(As of end of season 2013)

Grand Prix victories