Brave 8th position for Bradl at Silverstone
|Sunday, 17 June 2012 17:03|
In the last two days the weather has not been kind to the 2012 British Grand Prix, with strong winds, low temperatures and occasional downpours but the sixth round of the season was held in dry conditions today at 13.00 local time with the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Stefan finishing the 20-lap race in 8th position.
Reigning Moto2 World Champion had a painful second day at Silverstone, crashing on his out-lap during this morning’s session. Bradl hurt the fourth finger on his left hand in the fall but lined up in 9th place to contest a brave race aboard his RC213V.
Stefan: “We can be happy overall because today we improved our pace both in the warm up and in the race. Unfortunately yesterday I crashed in FP3 and that cost us a lot of track time but it could be worse than this: I mean I could break my finger. So it’s not been the perfect weekend for us but we have to take the positive things. Today my start was not perfect due to the injured finger and I lost the feeling for the first laps. Then I got stopped by some riders and it was tough to overtake them. In the middle of the race Crutchlow passed me and I made a small mistake with the clutch because the downshifting was harder with this painful finger. Anyway our lap times till the end of the race were pretty fast so this means we have a good potential: let’s see what we can do in Assen”.
Article source: LCR Honda