Former motorbike world champion Stefan Bradl gets a home race again after three years.

After three years, former motorbike world champion Stefan Bradl will have a home race again.

Due to the retirement of Spanish star rider Marc Marquez, the man from Zahlingen will start as a substitute for the Honda factory team in the MotoGP at the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring (19 June), as he did this Sunday in Barcelona, according to his own information.

MotoGP: Bradl a substitute again

“I will already ride several races. I was told about the situation right away by HRC. But for the time being, no one can predict an exact number of races Marc will miss.”

Marquez needs surgery for the fourth time after breaking his upper arm two years ago. The six-time MotoGP champion arrived at the hospital in the USA on Thursday. Only after the operation can it be predicted more precisely when the former series world champion will be able to return.

Honda test rider Bradl had replaced Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) in 2019 in his last outing to date at the Sachsenring. Back then, the 32-year-old finished in a strong tenth place.

“I’m looking forward to the home GP. But I don’t know if I can live up to the expectations when I get to pilot the bike of the ‘King of the Ring’,” said Bradl. Marquez has won every race at the circuit so far. Once in the 125cc class, twice in Moto2 and eight times in MotoGP.