Arm-pump hinders Bradl’s race in Japan

bradl motegi race
Sunday, 14 October 2012

In today’s Japanese Gran Prix, LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl managed to finish the 24-lap race in 6th position battling with some arm pump problems.

The German made his first visit to Twin Ring Motegi as a MotoGP rider but his weekend has been more difficult than he was expecting. In yesterday’s qualifying Bradl went down very early in the session and had to chase a fast lap time to get as far up the grid as possible. He was relatively satisfied with the work carried out over the course of the four sessions but was aiming to improve his overall package for today’s race. Unfortunately after some laps Bradl had to cope with some arm pump problems that heavily affected his performance.

Stefan Bradl

“We had a little problem with my arm today and I was not really able to steer the bike and after 10 laps I was struggling a lot and I have never had such a big problem with the arm pump. At the beginning I could easily follow the group in the front of me with Stoner and Dovizioso but the problem with my breaking hand got worse and worse lap by lap and I could not go any faster. I had to slow down and managed to finish the race 6th. It’s a bit frustrating and this was surely not a perfect weekend for us but I aim to bounce back in Malaysia next weekend.”

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

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