Stefan Bradl thought he could have qualified on the second row but for a mistake on his final lap this afternoon. The German was third fastest at one point having looked quick in the only dry session to take place all weekend and was on target to move into the top six on his last attempt.
But Bradl made an error at the final corner which left him only ninth quickest and the rookie felt half a second was lost. That would have put him ahead of Ben Spies in P6. The LCR Honda rider has been happy with the RC213V in dry and wet conditions which should bode well for the race.
“Well…I am a little bit unhappy because we had a very good session but I made a small mistake in the last corner in my last lap. That cost us half a second which means one row: second row I guess. In general it was a tricky qualifying because in the beginning we had a lot of wet patches but every time we went out we improved our lap time as the track conditions was drying up. Actually we are doing well in the dry and in the wet too and I think we could have gone for the second row but it's okay anyway”.