The 2011 Moto2 World Champion has been signed up by Lucio Cecchinello’s team to ride in the premier class.LCR Honda has officially confirmed the signing of 2011 Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl on a two-year contract.
The German rider tested with the MotoGP outfit at Valencia immediately after the final round of the 2011 season, and impressed Team Manager Lucio Cecchinello with his display on the RC212V.
Bradl will now make the step up to the premier class in 2012, riding a RC213V for the team, and Cecchinello said of the deal: “Next year will be very important for MotoGP. Starting from next April the Championship will be rich with new technical rules and participants.”
“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 within 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!”
Bradl commented: “This is simply fantastic, like a dream come true! When I tested the RC212V in Valencia I realised that LCR Team is very professional and well organised 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 cannot wait to get back on track.”