Injured Abraham pulls out of British GP

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Karel Abraham has elected not to take part in this weekend’s Hertz British Grand Prix in a bid to focus on his recovery ahead of the following race at Misano on 15th September.

As revealed earlier this week, the Cardion AB Motoracing rider had considered sitting out of Silverstone following a crash at Indianapolis two weekends ago; highsiding in opening practice, the Czech suffered contusion of his left shoulder and left foot which left him in agony during his home race weekend at Brno, which came only a week after Indianapolis.

“If I took part in the weekend at Silverstone I would be limited by the injury and would lengthen my overall recovery,” Abraham explains. “Therefore, after consultation with doctors, we have decided to skip the race to let the shoulder rest for another week and then I could fully return to training.

“I’m so sorry that I will miss this race because I like the circuit and I achieved one of my best results there. I am also now skipping it for a second time due to injury. We cannot think about a good final result to this season, but there are still many races remaining in which I can achieve good results and improve on my best of the season. One of these races can be Misano, so I need to be 100% fit.”

The ART rider, who is currently 22nd in the standings, has scored points at four events so far this year and upon his return will be looking to improve on his current best result of 14th. Furthermore, his family-run team has confirmed that no substitute will ride at Silverstone.

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