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Fifth for Bradl in front of home crowd

Fifth for Bradl in front of home crowd

At the Grand Prix of Deutschland 30-lap race, local favourite Stefan Bradl excelled on his LCR Honda MotoGP RC213V machine in front of his home crowd.

Bradl started at the end of row two, instantly demonstrating his dry weather potential by leading the second group of riders until the last three dramatic laps of his home race, when the 22-year German was capable to hold off more experienced riders such as Rossi and Hayden.

Stefan Bradl

“It was a tough race from the beginning because I had to fight to maintain the gap to the group behind me. But I took another good start and this is very positive: after that I was capable to follow the Yamaha riders for a while but I could feel that our corner speed was not enough and our edge grip in the left side was poor because after 3 or 4 laps the bike started to spin already. That caused me some issues because I was not able to attack them and in the middle of the race I had to let them go. From that moment I had to manage the group behind me till the chequered flag and it was very difficult. So I had to push myself to the maximum to block Rossi, Hayden and Barberá in the last 3 laps. I am very happy about this result because I could relegate them behind me and this fifth place is a fantastic result for me, for my family, for the Team and for my local fans.”

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

MotoGP, 2012, eni MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP

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