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Bradl sixth in 100th GP start

LCR rider Stefan Bradl put in a great performance riding his RC213V at San Marino and Riviera di Rimini Gran Prix holding the third place for the majority of the 27-lap race, and after the chequered flag the 22-year Bavarian rider celebrated his 100th GP with a final sixth place.

Yesterday’s performance once again proved how much the young German has learned in the first two thirds of his rookie MotoGP season. As fast and smooth as ever, the reigning Moto2 champion was ready to achieve his first premier class podium but struggled a bit with the front towards the last laps and managed to finish sixth after an excellent race.

Stefan Bradl

"First of all it was a strange beginning of the race with two starts… after that, since the beginning, I was not fully confident with my front tyre and throughout the race it became worse and worse. Then in the last laps I even felt something wrong in the front but do not know what happened exactly and must check the data with the technicians. Once I arrived at the garage we noticed that I had very low front tyre pressure and we are going to investigate later. In those conditions I was not capable to stop the bike on braking so I was losing the position. It’s very frustrating because we were in a good shape and I could gain my first MotoGP podium but I have to take the positive aspect of the weekend. We are capable to stay up in the pack and we will try our best in Aragón. I want to thank the whole Team because this race was very busy for them and once again they made an excellent job."

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

MotoGP, 2012, Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP

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