Abraham unsure over Saturday participation

Friday, 3 May 2013

Karel Abraham is to undergo a further medical check-up to decide whether or not he will continue to compete at the Gran Premio bwin de España from Saturday onwards.

The Cardion AB Motoracing rider took the decision to take part in Friday practice, despite suffering immense pain as he carried a broken right collarbone. The Czech picked up the injury in a Qualifying crash in Texas less than two weeks ago.

“My shoulder hurts a lot,” he said bluntly, having ended Day 1 as the penultimate rider on the timesheet. “In the morning, we tried it without anesthetic and it was really bad. For the afternoon I let the doctors to give me an injection, even when nobody except Doctor Costa had recommended it to me. It was better, but it will be hard to make the race. I’m able to ride about four fast laps, but whole race has 27 laps.

“The biggest problem are right-hand turns and braking at the end of the back straight. I’ll undergo another medical examination, after which we decide if we´ll continue.”

Abraham’s best Friday lap time of 1’43.334, set in the morning session, was over two and a half seconds off the leading CRT pace of Avintia Blusens’ Hiroshi Aoyama.

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