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Stefan Bradl signs with LCR Honda

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LCR Honda MotoGP Team have signed a deal with the new Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl to move to the premier MotoGP class for the next two years.

LCR Team will line up in the MotoGP class for the 7th season thanks to their renewed cooperation with Honda HRC. Once again former rider Lucio Cecchinello will foster a young talented rider with the aim to start a new challenge in an era of new technical rules of the premier class (1000cc).

"Next year will be very important for the MotoGP; starting from next April the championship will be rich of new technical rules and participants," Cecchinello said.

"Together with Honda we have considered several riders and Stefan was one of our candidates. After the test in Valencia we were very impressed by his potential and his determination: Stefan is young and fast and he just clinched the Moto2 World Title so we believe we can grow together with the Team in the next two years. He already knew the technical staff and today I am happy to give him our warmest welcome in the LCR Team!".

Stefan Bradl added, "This is simply fantastic like a dream that comes true! When I tested the RC212V in Valencia I realized that LCR Team is very professional and well organized so I am sure they will do their best to support me: making my debut in the premier class aboard the RC213V is great and I can not wait to get back on track".

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