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Bradl Predicts Challenging Weekend In France

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Stefan Bradl - Photo Credit: LCR Honda

Stefan Bradl - Photo Credit: LCR Honda

 

Stefan Bradl expects a number of factors to contribute to a difficult challenge in this weekend's French Grand Prix at Le Mans. The LCR Honda rider thinks the 4.180km circuit will prove particularly tough for the front end of the bikes and doesn't feel his previous outings in Moto2 and 125 will give him any point of reference when he goes out on track tomorrow.

“Le Mans is another good circuit which I like and last year I gained the second position in the Moto2 race. However, as I said for the previous rounds every track is different from the past because the MotoGP bike is another story. I am quite confident we can proceed with our good results: on this surface you must find the right setup in braking and you use the front tyre more than the rear one. It's important to pick up the bike faster.”

Bradl had the toughest weekend of his short MotoGP career in Portugal two weeks ago as he struggled to get to grips with the Honda RC213V but the German doesn't envisage that being a problem here.

“We shouldn't struggle with rear grip issues here. Estoril was a different layout and the asphalt was not excellent. I had a look at the weather forecast, probably we will have another rainy weekend so I must remain focused”.

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