Having undergone surgery for arm pump following the Spanish MotoGP, Stefan Bradl showed no ill effects in qualifying at Le Mans with the German posting the fourth fastest time of the session.

Speaking after the session the LCR Honda rider commented that his injury was causing him no discomfort on the bike even though he has seen the affects of the surgery once he has been off the bike.

When asked by Crash.net how his arm felt after qualifying Bradl said:

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"It is not so bad and I feel okay. It's just a little bit blue and swollen after a few laps but so far I have not had pain and I've got a good feeling."

When asked about his qualifying effort the former Moto2 World Champion was pleased with his performance:

"It was a good job today and we improved our bike setting from yesterday to today. But as you can see many riders have been running a similar pace and it was really tight between all the lap times so it is not going to be easy tomorrow. I'll try and make a good start and then follow some people."

While starting from fourth on the grid, with two Open bikes in front of him, should make him a podium contender in tomorrow's 27 lap race the German insisted that his goal is still to finish top five in the race.