Cadrion AB press release
Karel Abraham finishes in tenth position despite crashing in the race
Although Cardion AB Motoracing rider Karel Abraham crashed at the circuit in Phillip Island, he was able to rejoin the race and eventually finished the Australian Grand Prix in tenth position.
Starting from the fifth row on the grid, the twenty one years old Czech rider finished the first lap in eleventh position and then started to battling with three other riders for tenth position. „My start wasn’t very good, but then I overtook some riders and stayed in contact with the rest of the field.“
When the nine times world champion Valentino Rossi crashed out of the race, Karel Abraham overtook Randy de Puniet and moved up to eighth position.
„It was a fun to battle with other riders for the entire race,“ Karel Abraham, who was caught by the tricky conditions in the last stage of the race while he was preparing for the final attack on Cal Crutchlow and other two riders, said. „Unfortunately, we didn’t knew that the part of the track was soaked by heavy rain and then we crashed in identical circumstances.“
While other two riders were unable to rejoin the race, Cardion AB Motoracing rider got back on board his Ducati Desmosedici GP11 and crossed the finish line in tenth position.
„I’m glad I was able to finish the race in tenth position. Points for this race are very important for us,“ Karel Abraham added, referring to the battle for the Rookie of the Year award between him and Cal Crutchlow.