Power outage complicates progress of Karel Abraham
The Cardion AB Motoracing rider Karel Abraham completed only the first free practice while the second free practice was delayed and eventually postponed due to a power outage at the Motorland Aragón.
„Considering a problem with electronic which we had, I am quite satisfied with the result of the first free practice,“ Karel Abraham, who had a problem with an electronic sensor on the Ducati Desmosedici GP11, said. „Sensor was upside down and the motorcycle didn’t work properly.“
Although the mechanics of Cardion AB Motoracing team fixed the problem in the final moments of the first free practice, Karel Abraham completed only one lap aboard a modified motorcycle and set a best time 1:53,158.
„Unfortunately, we weren’t able to try hard compound of the tyres,“ admitted the twenty one years old Czech rider, who completed seventeen laps with soft tyres and finished fifteenth, just 2,877 seconds behind the fastest rider Dani Pedrosa.
Karel Abraham and his Cardion AB Motoracing team will take part in an extended free practice, which will be run over seventy five minutes instead of the scheduled forty five minutes due to a power outage at a nearby electricity station. „It’s not a very good news for us because the conditions are significantly different in the morning than in the afternoon and we need to be well prepared for the race,“ added.