UNFORTUNATE WEEKEND FOR STEFAN BRADL AT MUGELLO GP
Mugello, 1 June: LCR Honda’ Stefan Bradl did not enjoy his Italian weekend at Mugello circuit this year especially today when he suffered two heavy crashes, initially in the warm up session and later in the race. The German was the involuntary protagonist of a tremendous high-side this morning during the 20-min warm up session from which he escaped unharmed but considerably bruised. He steadily started from the ninth spot on the grid but went down on lap four, hit by Crutchlow’s bike.
Stefan: “I am speechless. I was anxious to race here in Mugello but now I want to forget this weekend as soon as possible. This morning I had a massive crash in the warm up session and I had to deal with the pain in the race (especially the right arm and the elbow). The feeling with the bike was good but after the start, in the first corner, I went wide loosing three positions. After that I was preparing to overtake the guys in front of me but suddenly in the second chicane on turn five Crutchlow crashed and his bike tumbled in the track and I was not able to avoid it. His bike hit me in the back and I had another big crash similar to this morning. This morning at 360° and this afternoon at 180° so I will leave Italy with zero points and a lot of pain. Once again I must thank the Team for their efforts and all the LCR supporters for their affection”.