Stefan Bradl remained positive about the performance of his Forward Racing Yamaha despite failing to set the headline lap times at Sepang that he had on day one. The German made a slight improvement to his fastest time from the opening day, although that didn’t stop him slipping to eleventh, but Bradl was more encouraged by his consistency over long runs and expects that to pay dividends.
“Today I worked on the lap time. Yesterday we were fast but I needed to find the right consistency and to get closer to the limit. The feeling is positive, I managed to push hard and I was able to set some fast laps even with the old tyres. I’m glad we worked well on the electronics and I tried some new setting for the chassis. Tomorrow we will try to make the most of the day”.
While Bradl found improvements hard to come by, teammate Loris Baz knocked over a second off his Wednesday best as he adjusted to his new machine and the French rookie is looking forward to maintaining the momentum on the final day.
“Today we did a good job. We are moving forward step by step. The feeling is also getting better. The lap time is good. I thought I could improve slightly again in the afternoon but the track was slippery. Overall we have done a good job. Let’s focus on tomorrow”.