Newly crowned Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl has signed a two-year contract to race in the 2012-2013 MotoGP World Championship with the LCR Honda team.
"This is simply fantastic like a dream that comes true," Bradl said in a team release. "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."
The 2012 season will mark the seventh for the Lucio Cecchinello-owned team."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."