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Bradl finishes eight after wrong tyre choice

Bradl finishes eight after wrong tyre choice

After a wet morning warm-up, the field got way in dry conditions this afternoon for the 25-lap race at Montmeló track which saw Lorenzo conquering the win ahead his 70.300 local fans while Stefan Bradl finished eight.

The 22-year-old riding the LCR Honda RC213V continued his impressive progress in his rookie MotoGP campaign scoring further 8 points today. In cooler conditions Bradl started from the 8th spot on the grid with high aims but some spinning problems affected the German performance at one his favourite tracks.

Stefan Bradl

"In the first part of the race I could follow the top riders and I was very aggressive. But as soon as the tyres started to work properly we had some issue and it started spinning too much. We were on the hard tyre considering the last two days track temperature while the most of the guys in front were on the soft ones. Unfortunately the spinning started very early because we did not have enough edge grip compared to the other riders and we were also expecting to have more dry grip but at the end it was not there. I am a bit frustrated because my potential and the bike package were there but we could not use the tyre correctly. Eight position is still okay and in tomorrow’s testing day we are looking forward to improve the bike for future races."

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

MotoGP, 2012, GRAN PREMI APEROL DE CATALUNYA, Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP

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