A huge crowd of more than 80.000 fans enjoy the penultimate round of the season at stifling Sepang circuit with LCR racer Stefan Bradl gaining a superb 4th place behind Marquez, Rossi and Lorenzo. Starting from the 4th spot on the grid, Bradl cleverly managed a tough and close 20-lap race showing his standard comeptitive pace after a difficult period. This is the German’s 4th place from the beginning of the season and he is now heading to Valencia for the ultimate positive round aboard his LCR Honda machine.
Stefan: "I am really happy to end such a tough race in 4th position: it was incredibly hot out there. Actually we have done a good job throughout the whole weekend. After the first hard braking in the race I could feel that my front was not good enough to attack and I thought I had to manage this for 20 laps. I was trying to catch Dovi but for some reasons he was a little bit faster. I could then see he was struggling with his bike so I had my chance to pass him and I was able to manage the gap to the guys behind me. We did a good job this week end with no mistake being consistent and fast in the top five for three days. After a very tough period we are back in the top five and I want to thank my Team for the excellent job”.