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Apr 26, 2012

New Sponsor For LCR Honda's Bradl

Reigning Moto2 World Champion and MotoGP rookie Stefan Bradl.

Jerez, 26 April: after the season-opening round in Qatar, the MotoGP circus lands in Europe this weekend for the Gran Premio de España at Jerez in the south of Spain. At this week's event LCR Honda MotoGP Team is pleased to announce that Speedweek Magazine (the fastest growing German weekly Motorsports Magazine) will act as Title Sponsor.

The racing magazine was founded in January 2009 and the Editor in chief is Günther Wiesinger, who is one of the most respected Journalists in the MotoGP Paddock. The Speedweek Magazine covers car and motorcycle racing and always supplies its readers with the most current news. Since the start of the Speedweek Magazine, the swiss based magazine was a sponsor of Stefan Bradl. A brilliant start to the 2012 campaign was made by LCR racer Stefan Bradl in Qatar, where the German kicked off his season with a positive 8th place. The premier class rookies was on the pole of last year's Moto2 race in Jerez, but the Honda RC213V machine is a different animal on the physically demanding track, which Bradl discovered during the pre-season test.

Stefan: "I am really looking forward to the first round in Europe. We have tested the bike there in March gathering useful data for the race weekend and I was comfortable with the bike's overall package. I am happy to be back in Europe because we return to the standard time schedule and the atmosphere especially in Spain is very warm. I like the track even if I feel the difference between the lower classes and the MotoGP bike: it seems that the track is smaller because the riding style is different. The race will be also harder (physically speaking) as there are no long straights and just a few "relax points" along the track but I feel ready."