Abraham considers skipping Silverstone race

Abraham considers skipping Silverstone race
Monday, 26 August 2013

Following a crash at Indianapolis from which he is yet to recover, Karel Abraham may miss this weekend’s Hertz British Grand Prix as his recuperation continues.

Having already missed the Grands Prix of Americas and Spain following a crash in Texas which resulted in a dislocated right collarbone, Abraham also missed the Indianapolis race after suffering contusion of his left shoulder and left foot when he highsided in Friday’s opening practice session (see video). Although he returned to action for his home Grand Prix at Brno on Sunday, the Cardion AB Motoracing rider continued to suffer after his Indianapolis accident.

"The aim for today was to finish the race," Abraham explained at Brno. "From that point of view it was not bad, however 19th position is not a result we can be happy about. I tried to ride without anesthetic in the Warm-Up. After the start, [Martin] Bauer hit me at Schwantz corner and I don’t even understand how is possible that I managed [to continue]. However it was quit bad because it slowed me down a lot - my body had absolved another collision and my shoulder started to hurt more.

"In the second half of the race I was thinking about the retirement because of the pain, but with only eight laps to go I have decided to try and finish. We will see what [this] week brings, but for now we are considering skipping the race and coming back in good shape at Misano."

After 11 of 18 events, Abraham - riding a CRT-specification ART machine - lies 22nd in the Riders’ Championship with five points to his name. He scored points in the Grands Prix of France, Italy, The Netherlands and United States, with his best finish having been 14th place at Laguna Seca.

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