Technical problems affected the performance of Karel Abraham
Technical problems affected the performance of Karel Abraham in the first and second free practice for the Indianapolis Grand Prix.
Trying to find the right set-up of the Ducati Desmosedici GP11, the Cardion AB Motoracing rider had an issue with his motorcycle on the first and last lap of the first free practice.
„We tried the engine which we used during the Cardion ab Grand Prix of the Czech Republic which I did not finished due to a broken radiator,“ the twenty-one years old Czech rider said. „The engine stopped due to a oil cooler which was also damaged from the previous crash.“
Although Karel Abraham set a best time of 1:43,528 and improved his lap time from the first free practice for 3,115 seconds, he finished seventeenth with 2,804 seconds to the fastest rider Casey Stoner. „We need to make a lot of changes, especially on the set-up of the motorcycle. Then we will see,“ Karel Abraham, who tried the new surface on the part of the Indianapolis circuit, continued.
„The new surface is very slippery but I believe that the grip on a new asphalt will improve over time,“ added.