I expected to feel better, Abraham admits

Friday, 17 May 2013

Karel Abraham was back in action as Friday practice took place for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, but admits that he had expected to be in better shape.

The Czech Cardion AB Motoracing rider suffered a dislocated right shoulder following a qualifying crash in Texas, which resulted in the installation of seven screws and a plate. Having been in too much pain last time out in Jerez, he today rode to 18th position at Le Mans but admits that more was expected.

“The shoulder seems quite okay, but I expected to feel better,” the 23-year-old confessed. “Unfortunately the injured arm is little bit weaker after four weeks of recovery, but the most important is that I can ride with it and I should be able to do whole race with it.”

“We were worried if Karel could ride in the morning without pain and the result is good – he feels much better, so we could focus on improving our lap times,” added Chief Mechanic Marco Grana. “We were able to do good times, considering the fact that Karel is back on-track for the first time after being injured.”

The leading CRT runner was once again Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro, who ended the opening day of the race weekend firmly inside the top ten.

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