This morning, Honda announced that Márquez would not race to give him more time to recover. HRC test rider Bradl will take his place alongside Alex Márquez.
“First of all I want to wish Marc a speedy recovery, what he did in Jerez was incredible and he showed that he has the true spirit of a champion,” said Bradl.
“I am looking forward to riding the Honda RC213V again. Due to the global pandemic we have not been able to test as we would normally so it will take some time to adjust to the bike and MotoGP again
“It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to. Let’s see how the weekend goes.”
Moto 2 champion in 2011, Bradl first raced in MotoGP in 2012 and became HRC test rider last year, when he replaced the injured Jorge Lorenzo for three races, and secured a wildcard entry in Jerez.