Bradl: Contract details to come very soon

Bradl: Contract details to come very soon
Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Stefan Bradl has revealed that he will soon be able to disclose further information regarding his contract situation for the 2014 MotoGP™ season.

Over recent weeks, talk in the paddock has pointed towards Bradl riding a ‘factory-supported Honda’ next season. At present, the German - who qualified on the front row at Assen - is unable to clarify his situation in full.

"We have a pre-contract which we signed last year, at the last race in Valencia," Bradl explains. "This will come very soon. We will sit down together in the next couple of weeks, but I don’t think it looks so bad for me. Also, when looking at our data, HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) knew we were struggling at the beginning of the season and now over the last races we have not done badly. They know exactly what is going on and I think they are quite happy with the progress we have made."

Having suffered three falls across the first four races of the season, Bradl admits that at times it is possible to be distracted by one’s impending future.

"This is always in the back of your mind because you also want to show HRC and all of the sponsors that you can do better than you are actually doing," continues the Moto2™ World Champion of 2011. "When you struggle at the beginning of the season, it is not easy to come back and solve the problem, but it doesn’t really make any difference in my life – especially after we sat down with Lucio (Cecchinello, CEO of LCR Honda MotoGP) and all of my team.

"There is no reason why we should be going crazy now. We just try to go step-by-step, back to our normal speed, and then try to put our speed into a whole race distance."

Over the opening seven races of 2013, 23-year-old Bradl has registered three top five finishes and his first ever front row start in The Netherlands, as well as two retirements in Qatar and Spain.

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