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250cc move a possibility for Bradl and Kiefer Racing

250cc move a possibility for Bradl and Kiefer Racing

Quarter-litre comeback on the cards for German team, with 125cc standout.

German rider Stefan Bradl will definitely continue with Kiefer Racing in 2009, although this year´s 125cc fourth place finisher may lead the team´s return to the 250cc class should plans come to fruition.

Team Principal Stefan Kiefer says that the intention is for a quarter-litre comeback in the upcoming season, with Bradl part of the deal should a competitive package be arranged.

`In retrospect we can say that it was the right decision to move to 125cc at the start of this year, because we were able to have a full factory bike for the first time,´ says Kiefer, who had previously run the likes of Dirk Heidholf and Anthony West in 250cc.

`Nonetheless, we and Stefan would like to move back up again, provided that we can get a bike capable of race wins and podiums. It is still too early to confirm anything, but in the next fortnight we will have a clearer idea of what is possible. There are plans for a 250cc return, but we need the budget.´

2008 was Bradl´s breakthrough year as he made a full-time return to World Championship action, and gave Kiefer Racing a first Grand Prix victory. Kiefer is understandably delighted to be keeping hold of the protagonist in his team´s most successful season.

`It was a great year for us. It was great to win our first race, and to take six podiums,´ continues the Team Principal. `Already we can confirm that Stefan will be our rider for 2009. If he stays in 125cc, then we would be able to win races if we continue to have the same package as we had this year. That means an Aprilia RSA, Stefan onboard it and the same crew behind him.´

125cc, 2008, Stefan Bradl, Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing

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