Final month, Autosport reported that Honda was set to debut a new chassis from Kalex in a personal check at Jerez which happened earlier this week.
The brand new chassis was initially meant to make its debut on the post-race Spanish GP check on the finish of April, however was then introduced ahead to the week previous to the Americas GP.
Nonetheless, check rider Bradl – who’s in Austin changing the injured Marc Marquez this weekend – says he “didn’t have a Kalex chassis” to strive in any respect.
“We’ve performed two days, it was good as a result of we discovered some issues and there’s been these rumours concerning the Kalex chassis,” Bradl stated in Austin on Thursday.
“To let you know immediately, it was not there, I didn’t see any of it. We have been engaged on our regular check schedule, check plan.
“We had new issues in fact, however I should be cautious.
“This check was non-public and confidential, regardless that different producers have been there. However all I can say is we didn’t have a Kalex chassis.”
Stefan Bradl, Repsol Honda Staff, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Staff
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Joan Mir, who will return to motion in Austin having missed the Argentina GP because of an ankle harm, claims he is aware of nothing concerning the new Kalex body however insists he received’t “belief” one chassis to repair the entire issues he has on the RC213V.
“That chassis, I solely heard about due to you [the media],” Mir added.
“I don’t learn about it in the meanwhile, I’ve to talk with the crew. I heard about it, however in the meanwhile it’s nothing that’s on the desk I feel.
“I don’t belief on one chassis that can give me all what I would like with acceleration and prime velocity and every part.
“I feel it’s not like that. Any assist we get is welcome and essential. I belief loads on engaged on the main points and to not change the bike fully race by race, since you don’t perceive the potential of the bike.”
Honda is but to remark as to why it didn’t check the brand new Kalex chassis at Jerez, and whether or not it has been delivered to Austin.