Jerez, 4 May: in today’s Gran Premio de Espana at Jerez circuit, LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl managed to finish the 27-lap race in 10th position battling with some unexpected arm pump problems. The German was quite satisfied with the work carried out over the course of the last two days and was aiming to produce another strong result. But his race has been more difficult than he was expecting because, after few laps, Bradl had to cope with some arm pump problems that heavily affected his performance. He will carry on with the post-race test tomorrow but will see his doctor on Tuesday for a deep medical check.
Stefan: “I am very disappointed! After few laps I could feel a problem with my right arm similar to the one we had in the past with the arm-pump. This track is particularly demanding and I could not get the right feeling on braking and going on throttle so I just managed to finish this disappointing race. This unexpected problem destroyed my race and it’s not an excuse because we had the right pace to fight with the front guys. I had a successful surgery to cure this problem on November 2012 but I definitely have to see the doctors once I go back after the test tomorrow”.