Abraham happy with Aragón ninth

Monday, 1 October 2012

Cardion AB Racing’s Karel Abraham was happy to finish in ninth at last weekend’s Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón coming in as top satellite Ducati.

After starting fourteenth on the grid, Abraham worked his way towards the front: first past Aspar duo of Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaró from, and then overtaking Pramac Racing Team’s Héctor Barberá, astride the same Ducati motorcycle as the Czech rider.

Karel Abraham

"I’m happy with how the race went: I quite enjoyed the race itself and ended up with a good result. I’m a bit upset I couldn’t keep up with Valentino Rossi, who caught us up after a mistake at the start of the race. He was simply going quicker, and to try and keep up with him would have been too dangerous. I gave it a try at first, but I braked too late on one bend was forced to run off; fortunately I stayed on the tarmac, so I returned behind de Puniet and Espargaro, and then overtook them once again."

Marco Grana, Chief Mechanic

"After our bad luck at the last race meeting, today’s result was encouraging. After the warm up, we changed the set-up on the bike to increase grip on the front tire – and it paid off. Karel was satisfied, the front end of the bike held up well, and we raced consistent times that matched the best we achieved over the weekend. I think that to come in ninth from fourteenth place start is the best we could have achieved. Karel had the entire race under control: he kept a close eye on his group and made sure he was the first of those riders to finish."

Press release courtesy of Cardion AB Racing.

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