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Badl can't explain front end crash in Qatar

'Honestly I have not made any mistake so I can not explain exactly why I crashed' - Stefan Bradl
Stefan Bradl is adamant rider error was not to blame after the LCR Honda rider crashed out of sixth place in Qatar.

Bradl had lost fifth position to Yamaha's Valentino Rossi when he lost the front at Turn 7 on the eighth lap.

Although the German rider had lost confidence to push the front hard, he was at a loss to explain to cause of his fall.

“Since the beginning of the race I was not enough confident with the front tyre feeling and I felt the same issue we suffered on Friday; probably even worse.

“We felt not so bad in the warm-up session as I was lapping consistently fast,” said Bradl.

“Unfortunately in the race I could not push over the front and could not do anything to improve my pace.

“Rossi passed me and I was not capable to follow him because of this front issue as I was losing the front in every corner.

“Honestly I have not made any mistake so I can not explain exactly why I crashed,” he added.

“We will investigate checking the data together with my technicians.”



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Pete - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 9:01 PM

Man some people write some proper garbage on here, Bradl has done extremely well since arriving in MotoGP and has rarely crashed, generally he's been fast too.

junka - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 10:17 PM

@ pasconet... I couldn't disagree with you further! I saw Stefen crash from rear view like everyone else no doubt, it was if he hit oil, it was a strange one, the bike just went from under him. I saw Bradl last year at Philip Island, your're insulting the MotoGP 2 world Champion... he is right up there from what I saw on a poor bike, I took my hat off to him, he really does push to the limit. Give him a Honda, a Yamaha in a year or two, and then let's see where he stands. And you must be from Briton going by adding Smith to your list of riders with natural talent, Carl I agree is a great rider, pushing, pushing all the time, but Smith, I just think he is out of his class at this level, my opinion only...



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