LCR Honda press release
Bradl Delighted With His Premier Class GP Debut
Losail, 8th April: the opening round of 2012 campaign at Losail circuit started with an impressive performance of the LCR racer Stefan Bradl firstly secured a spot on the third row of the grid for his debut premier class race and tonight the German rider put in a brilliant display finishing 8th.
The 2011 Moto2 World Champion made steady progress throughout his first weekend aboard the Honda RC213V and he was eager to join his colleagues for the first 22-lap race. Bradl reached the point of confidence from the first lap holding the 6th place for the majority of the race.
Stefan: “I am very happy and we are doing a good job as all the week end was very positive for us. My start was perfect but maybe I was a little bit too careful in the first laps but I really could see this is a different category compared to Moto2 and the guys are more clever with the new tyres. I was able to follow the fastest guys, not for the whole race, but I was capable to do my own race quite well. At the end I went in the wrong direction with the brake lever adjuster and this cost us half a second and this is the reason way Hayden, Barbera and Bautista caught me. They are also more experienced than me on used tyres at the end of the race but overall this is an exciting week end for us. I was also expecting to be more exhausted after 22 laps but I am ok”.