LCR Honda MotoGP has announced that Stefan Bradl will remain its “factory supported” rider in MotoGP through the 2014 season. Bradl started his premier-class career with the LCR Honda team in 2012 and went on to win the Rookie of the Year award. He finished eighth overall in the championship during his first season aboard the GP machine. The German rider recently took his first MotoGP pole position and podium during the round at Laguna Seca
and sits sixth overall in the 2013 championship. Quotes below are courtesy of LCR Honda MotoGP.
Shuhei Nakamoto (HRC Vice President): “HRC is happy to continue working with Stefan in the LCR team in 2014. He is showing the performance we expected and he is working very well with Lucio's team. We believe in them and we look forward to seeing Stefan on the podium again soon and many times in the future!"
Lucio Cecchinello – Team Manager: “Being a part of HRC’s program and continuing our sport project with Stefan through to 2014 make us very happy and very proud. Stefan has amazed everybody at his debut in 2012 and is now showing his progress in the MotoGP class. His first MotoGP podium was a great result for him and for the whole Team so, from our side, we will do our best to support Stefan in 2014.”
Stefan Bradl: “HRC’s support was extremely important for me in my first season in the premier class and, with their direct cooperation, I achieved my first podium in the top class this year. I am happy to continue with Lucio’s Team because we know each other very well now and we have built a professional and friendly atmosphere in the Team which allows me to be at 100% every race.”