Stefan Bradl LCR Honda – Silverstone Crash Damage
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You’ve seen the MotoGP bikes sliding across pavement, through gravel, over grass and dirt. But what do they look like when the mechanics get them back to rebuild?
Here’s a close up of Stefan Bradl’s LCR Honda after a low side crash at Silverstone in 2014. A couple of pieces of gravel have been lodged in some air cooling fins and some electronics bits have come loose.
Bradl lost the front at Farm Curve and due to the speed of that section of the course, did some damage to the front rim as well as the bodywork:
From sliding on the tarmac, the end of the axel has been shorn off, so the lock pin is hanging from its wire.
Also from the slide on the tarmac, part of the foot peg is gone, and the shift peg is a bit shorter as well:
Notice that the carbon fiber cover piece along the bottom of the swing arm has protected the metal very nicely just beneath the ‘ston’ portion of the Bridgestone logo.
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