Valencia, 13 November: 2014 pre-season testing commenced on Monday afternoon at Ricardo Tormo race track with some riders swapping machinery, many tweaking set-ups and some joining new teams. Ideal conditions for most of the 3-day testing session gave LCR racer Stefan Bradl vital time on track to evaluate his Honda from this season completing 154 laps throughout the post-GP testing (4th overall). The premier class finale run out at the Spanish circuit today saw the 23-year-old taking the 4.005km track aboard the new Honda prototype in preparation for the 2014.
Free Practice 01: Bradl 3rd 1’31.751
Free Practice 02: Bradl 4th 1’30.990
Free Practice 03: Bradl 3rd 1’30.868
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Valencia, 10 November: in the final SOLD-OUT race of the 2013 calendar in Valencia (more than 104.000 spectators), the Spanish racer Marc Marquez has been crowned the premier class World Champion whilst the LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl finished the 30-lap race in 6th position overcoming the unfortunate history which saw the German never completing a race at the 4.005Km circuit.
Stefan ends his second season in the premier class in 7th place with 156 points.
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Valencia, 9 November: in sunny and warm conditions LCR Honda racer Stefan Bradl warmed up for the final Q2 at Valencia placing his RCV on the 8th spot of the grid (1’31.638) head of tomorrow 30-lap race. The German was troubled with front-end issues and could not produce a faster lap time but he is determined to find a solution together with his crew to ensure a positive last race. Today the 23-year-old could count on the special support of Felix Baumgartner (Austrian skydiver) who joined the LCR Team for the ultimate round of the calendar. Visit the section
Valencia, 8 November: sunny and dry conditions welcomed the MotoGP riders for the first day of practices of the ultimate round of the season at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Following an intense three-week schedule over sea, LCR racer Stefan Bradl took the 4.005Km race track today with the intention to chase the best set-up of his RCV ahead Sunday’s race as the German had an unfortunate history at the Spanish track: since his first appearance here in 2007, Bradl never completed a race. Now, after the fracture occur in Malaysia and the intense recovery programme, Bradl aims to put the word END to this unlucky record. Visit the section
Valencia, 7 November: the 2013 MotoGP World Championship concludes this weekend with the traditional season finale in Valencia at Ricardo Tormo circuit which will determine the premier class World Champion between Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo. The LCR Honda racer Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista will enjoy their own duel on Sunday – to be the next best-placed Honda rider in the final standings. German Bradl had been ahead of his Spanish rival until an unlucky injury sustained during the Malaysian GP. Bradl missed the Malaysian and subsequent Australian races and arrives at Valencia 14 points behind Bautista. Bradl had also been showing excellent performance until that spill at Sepang. His highlight of the year so far is his first MotoGP podium at Laguna Seca, where he made history as the first German to start a premier-class race from pole position.Visit the section