Stefan Bradl Considers WorldSBK As His Biggest Mistake And Is Jealous Of Marc Marquez: MotoGP
Stefan Bradl, Repsol Honda MotoGP test rider, revealed his biggest mistake of moving to WorldSBk in 2017. He also recalled his early thought about Marc Marquez.
During the second episode of ‘Behind the Dream,’ Bradl expressed how moving to WorldSBL is his most significant life mistake and revealed his jealousy towards Marc Marquez.
After competing for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike for a season, Bradl shifted from a full-time racer to becoming the test rider for the latest Honda MotoGP.
Besides getting disappointed with his decision, he also suffered the loss of his team, Nicky Hayden, who tragically lost his life in 2017 after a bicycle accident.
He said that going to WorldSBK was one of the biggest mistakes he has made in life. His sufferance that year was crazy. In May 2017, his teammate Nicky Hayden died in a bicycle accident. He was left alone in the team.
He was confused about what to do with his life and his future. Then, he got a call from Takeo Yokoyama, who asked him if he was interested in being a test rider for Honda in MotoGP. Without giving it a second thought, he said yes.
Bradl’s Jealousy For Marc Marquez
Although they have a sturdy relationship now, Bradl and Marquez were once on-track rivals during the 2013 and 2014 seasons when both riders rode for Honda.
At that time, Bradl was competing with the satellite LCR Honda team. He admitted to being jealous of Marquez when he joined the premier class.
He said, ten years ago, he hesitated to enter Marquez’s room. He used to display the wrong address as he was jealous of him entering the MotoGP. He continued by addressing that he is faster and he has no answer to be faster than him.
Since the Italian MotoGP at Mugello, Bradl has been on stand-in duty for Marquez. And after Marquez returned earlier this week from the two-day Misano test, he will also return in a testing role.
Although Marquez missed the last six races, he has remained the highest place Honda rider in the championship with 60 points, which is 14 points more than Takaaki Nakagami.