Le Mans, 18 May: the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl rode his Honda RC213V to the seventh place in today’s 28-lap France GP scoring further important points which saw him holding the 6th place in the world classification. The German rider took an incredible start from the second row imposing his pace for several laps up in the pack, but he failed to keep fighting for the podium reporting some rear-end issues.
Stefan: “Honestly I am not so happy today because the 7th position is not what we expected. Maybe the problem is the change we made from the warm up to the race on the rear suspension trying to find more edge grip. Definitively we went in the wrong direction because at the beginning on a new tyre I was pretty fast, but after 6/7 laps I was not able to use my rear tyre out of the corners. I have tried to regain something on breaking but then I found my limit on the front, so Espargaro and Bautista passed me. For the rest of the race I could not find my pace and I managed to finish 7th. I am looking forward to Mugello GP because that’s one of my favourite tracks and we can go for more there”.