Cardion AB press release
Karel Abraham makes significant improvement and concludes the test in seventh position
The premiere season in MotoGP class came to a successful end for Karel Abraham as the Cardion AB Motoracing rider set a best time of 1:33,433 and concluded the official MotoGP test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia in seventh position.
Trying to find the right set-up of the new Ducati Desmosedici GP12, the twenty one years old Czech rider completed 72 laps and eventually finished just 1,626 seconds behind the fastest rider Dani Pedrosa, who concluded the final day of the official MotoGP test 0,161 seconds ahead of reigning world champion Casey Stoner.
„During the first few laps we have solved most of the problems we had and then we tried many things and focused on the set-up of the motorcycle,“ Karel Abraham, who improved his best lap time from the first day of testing by 0,960 seconds, said.
Finishing just 0,101 seconds behind the nine times world champion Valentino Rossi, Karel Abraham added: „I’m quite satisfied with the result of the test, but I think I could set even better lap time. I spent most of the time on track in the morning and then I was quite tired in the afternoon, but I’m happy with the way I ended my first season in the premier class and now I’m looking forward to winter break.“