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Bradl qualifies fifth in Valencia

The last 2012 qualifying session was held today in dry conditions at Ricardo Tormo circuit with LCR Honda MotoGP racer Stefan Bradl qualifying in fifth (1’31.757) ahead of tomorrow’s 30-lap ultimate race of the season.

Mixed conditions welcomed the premier class riders in the final free practice this morning after yesterday’s unfruitful opening day but the surface conditions gradually improved for the 60-minute afternoon session with the German rookie finally working on his RCV set-up, chasing rear improvements which could make the difference in his last performance of the year.

Stefan Bradl

“It was another good qualifying for us because since the beginning we have been very competitive. The situation out there was a bit tricky because we only lapped on soft tyres and after a couple of laps the rear started to drop and the grip was not enough. So our biggest problem right now remains the rear because it’s not stable in the corner entries and we are now working on the electronics to solve the problem for the race. If the track conditions will remain the same like today we can be very strong but if it’s going to be wet it will be a big gamble for everybody.” 

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

MotoGP, 2012, Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP

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