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Stefan Bradl: At the moment I have no contract

“At the moment I have no contract for next year” - Stefan Bradl.
Shortly after claiming his first MotoGP podium, from his first pole, in Sunday's US Grand Prix, Stefan Bradl confirmed that his 2014 Honda LCR future is still not secure.

Bradl, who led for 18 of the 32 laps before being overtaken by championship leader Marc Marquez, said:

"At the moment I have no contract for next year, no option for next year.

"So I just need to push my maximum and we will see what happens in the near future. But I'm not too worried for next year. I think I deserve a place in MotoGP.”

Last November, at the end of his rookie MotoGP season, it was announced that the young German had signed a contract extension with Honda. "I am happy to continue with Lucio's Team and HRC for the next two years!" the former Moto2 champion was quoted as saying.

Click here to read the exact wording of that announcement, as published on the LCR website, the title of which could not be clearer: 'HRC and LCR Team with Stefan Bradl in 2014'.

However it now seems that Honda must give the final word for next season and, with the likes of Cal Crutchlow still available, are yet to make their decision.

Bradl is sixth in the world championship, 32 points and one place behind top satellite team rider Crutchlow (Tech 3 Yamaha) who has taken four podiums this year.


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Bradl, Valencia MotoGP Test 2014
Bradl, Valencia MotoGP Test 2014

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TalentFan

July 23, 2013 6:59 PM

@ ducati1098 Absolutely. I bash on about the nonsense that allows this to happen for ages. Glad to see there are others - we could do with a lot more so that MotoGP (Dorna) actually take notice that we KNOW that the series is a hopelessly uncompetitive biased MESS, and that 80% of the field are wasting their careers and risking life and limb in a series they haven't a hope in hell of ever having a fair shot at. I know private teams make a living out of being in MotoGP (they ain't there for the racing and the competition cos they aren't allowed any) - but HOW they do and attract sponsors in an environment like MotoGP is a mystery to me.



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