Motorcycling - Bradl signs new deal with HRC and LCR

LCR Honda Team have announced that Stefan Bradl has signed a new agreement with Honda Racing Corporation to line up as a Honda factory supported rider in their colours for the 2014 MotoGP world championship.

The German rider will, with direct support from HRC, continue the productive collaboration for the next two years, which has already seen him take the ‘Rookie of the Year’ Award. 

Bradl said: "HRC’s support was extremely important for me in my first season in the premier class and riding for the LCR Team has been a very positive experience for me.

"I am happy to continue with Lucio’s (Cecchinello) Team and HRC for the next two years." Cecchinello, LCR's team manager, said: "Being a part of HRC’s program and continuing our sport project with Stefan through to 2014 make us very happy and very proud because this deal gives us the chance to better plan our job aiming to close the championship in the top positions.

"Stefan has amazed everybody at his debut in 2012 and I am sure the best is yet to come."