lights on for the first round of the 2012 campaign at Losail state-of-the-art race track with premier class riders and Teams fine-tuning their prototypes during the first 45-minute free session held tonight at 20:00 pm local time.
The LCR racer Stefan Bradl was impatience to join the desert track aboard his Honda RC213V after the good feedback he had in Jerez 10 days ago. The 22-year circulated the track 16 times posting the 12th fastest lap time overall (1’58.934) but he experienced chattering issues which affected his riding style.
Stefan : “Well.. it was not so good as I expected because we are a little bit too far away. But I am pretty sure we know we are in a difficult set up direction because I feel very hard to go into the corners. This layout is completely different compared to Jerez where I loaded the front so I feel that our bike needs some more weight in the front. We made a little change during the session but it was not enough and we used just one set of tyres so we have plenty for the other days. The overall situation is ok but I am sure we can do better than this”.
source: LCR Press Release