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Spain MotoGP: Bradl's prospects thwarted by 'arm pump'

Stefan Bradl can finish no higher than tenth in the Jerez MotoGP after German struggles with arm pump
LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl says his chances of a higher finish than tenth in the Jerez MotoGP were thwarted by arm pump.

The LCR Honda rider was affected by the problem from the early laps of the race in Spain, which he said 'spoiled' his prospects on the RC213V.

“I had a physical problem with my arm in the race and I started to have arm pump after a few laps and I couldn't push any harder. I need to go to the doctor on Tuesday to have another check-up and see what the problem was,” said Bradl.

“I was really disappointed because it spoiled our race and we could've finished a lot higher than tenth. I don't remember [the last time I had a problem with arm pump] but I had an operation one and a half years ago.

“I was fighting with Bradley [Smith] with [Alvaro] Bautista and I did a few mistakes on the brakes. I was just trying to finish the race in the best way we could, but definitely it was a lot frustrating.”

Bradl intends to focus on finding a second strong base setting during Monday's test at Jerez as a 'second option' for the forthcoming rounds.

“I don't know yet [if they have new parts to test on Monday] but probably we will focus on the base setting we have now to have a second option,” he said.

“Already on Friday we tried some experiments with our base setting just to have a Plan B in case it was not working and we would like to have a second option there.”

Tagged as: Bautista , Smith , Bradl

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