Racing was Stefan Bradl’s father’s legacy, who was the 1991 World Championship Runner-up in the 250cc category. At age four his father presented him with the Honda QR50 cross pocket bike but being afraid of the noise, he took a while before taking it out. A lot has changed as he now, metaphorically at least, lives on his bike.
It was in 2006 that Bradl truly made racing his life career, riding full time. He really started to shine through in 2008 with the Kiefer Racing team. He ended the Grand Prix season in fourth position with six podium finishes including two wins. Great expectations had risen from that season, which further came true in 2011. He started the season strongly and finally claimed the Moto2 World Champion Title in Valencia and was the youngest racer ever to do so.
For 2012, the 22-year-old German signed for the LCR Honda Team to ride in MotoGP and claimed the Rookie of the Year Award thanks to his rapid adaptation to the category. During the whole season, he was never ranked below ninth position in a race, even finishing with an extraordinary fourth place at the Italian Grand Prix. He ended up with a very good eighth position in the overall World Championships - not bad for a first season in the big league.
He achieved his goal the following season with his first pole position and a second place podium finish at Laguna Seca. Even though he broke his ankle towards the end of the championship, he still managed to rank seventh overall. For his last races with LCR Honda before he moves to NGM Forward Racing in 2015, he is determined to reach the fifth place that got away from him the previous year due to his injury. It is his cool attitude and the calm head on his young shoulders that has been his strength up until now and will continue to be the key to his success. It is what keeps him consistent. With these qualities, Stefan Bradl is bound to get results.
The first watch dedicated to Stefan Bradl, the young and talented MotoGPTM rider. The Tissot T-Race Stefan Bradl Limited Edition 2014 bears the rider’s patriotic colours of black, red and yellow.
Its dial is the main attraction, with Stefan Bradl’s personalised “SB” tag accompanied by his racer number 6. You might have already seen it, looking closely at his racer suit. You will also find it on the watch’s caseback. This limited edition hints to the date of its creation as it will only be created in 2014 pieces and has its own unique helmet presentation box.
Congratulations to Stefan Bradl for his second place and first podium in the MotoGP class at Laguna Seca!
This was right after he won the pole position on Saturday.
We wish him all the best and hope that he continues on that winning streak.