Bradl out of luck in wet Sepang

Sunday, 21 October 2012

LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl was involved in a hugely dramatic and soaking wet Malaysian Grand Prix, which was red-flagged with 7 laps to go.

Bradl had a good start from the third row running with a good rhythm in the wet but the conditions deteriorated lap by lap and the German rookie suffered a crash out of sixth place putting a premature end to his race.

Stefan Bradl

“First of all we must check the data to understand what happened. I took a very good start from the 8th place but it was pretty tough out there because of the wet and slippery surface. But I could lap with a good pace and constant speed but after some laps I had to change the map because we had too much engine break. Since that moment something changed and the engine was pushing me in the corner entries and I did not know what was going on. After that I was back to the standard engine brake but it was too much in those difficult conditions and started to be slower. In the heavy rain I was more careful but suddenly I lost the rear and crashed out. I do not think it was completely my fault and I feel sorry for me and the team.”

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.

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