Cardion AB press release
Karel Abraham makes significant progress and finishes fifteenth
The Cardion AB Motoracing rider Karel Abraham made significant progress during the practice sessions at the Phillip Island and finished fifteenth, just 1,885 seconds behind the fastest rider Casey Stoner.
"I’m glad I don’t have problems with my health anymore," the twenty one years old Czech rider, who suffered nasty crash on the opening lap of the Gran Premio de Aragón and then didn’t participate in the race at the Motegi circuit, said. "Fortunately, the problems that I had during the previous Grand Prix are gone."
Although Karel Abraham completed sixteen laps in each practice session and finished just 0,346 seconds behind the nine times world champion Valentino Rossi, he wasn’t satisfied with his performance due to problems with the front tire of the Ducati Desmosedici GP11.
"Front tire had no grip and I didn’t wanted to risk the crash by entering the corners too fast," he admitted.
Referring to the upcoming qualifying session, the Cardion AB Motoracing rider, who set a best time of 1:32,360, added: "We figured out something and we believe that this change will help us tomorrow."