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Stefan Bradl to LCR Honda for 2012 MotoGP

Friday, November 18, 2011
Stefan Bradl lost points on Marc Marquez in the Moto2 Championship when he crashed on Lap 20 at Assen.
Stefan Bradl will compete in the premier class for the next two years as LCR Honda launches its seventh season in MotoGP.
LCR Honda MotoGP Team is pleased to announce that today the 17th of November 2011 have signed a deal with the new Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl competing in the premier class for the following two years.

LCR Team is ready to line up in the MotoGP class for the 7th season thanks to their renewed cooperation with Honda HRC. Once again the former rider Lucio Cecchinello takes on track a young talented rider with the aim to start a new challenge related also to the new technical rules of the premier class (1000cc).

Lucio Cecchinello – Team Manager: “Next year will be very important for the MotoGP; starting from next April the championship will be rich of new technical rules and participants. Together with Honda we have considered several riders and Stefan was one of our candidates. After the test in Valencia we were very impressed by his potential and his determination: Stefan is young and fast and he just clinched the Moto2 World Title so we believe we can grow together with the Team in the next two years. He already knew the technical staff and today I am happy to give him our warmest welcome in the
LCR Team!”.

Stefan Bradl – Rider: “This is simply fantastic like a dream that comes true! When I tested the RC212V in Valencia I realized that LCR Team is very professional and well organized so I am sure they will do their best to support me: making my debut in the premier class aboard the RC213V is great and I can not wait to get back on track”.

The LCR Team is also pleased to present his new Corporate Logo created with a new 3D layout that, starting from 2012, will be displayed in the Team publications and graphics.

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