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Painful end to Aragón race for Abraham

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The MotoGP rookie spent Sunday night in hospital as a precaution following a fall on the opening lap of the Gran Premio de Aragón.

Abraham eighth on MotorLand grid

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Gran Premio de Aragón qualifying session concluded successfully for the Cardion AB Motoracing rider, who will start the race on Sunday from the third row.

Karel Abraham to start from fourth row

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Cardion AB Motoracing rider Karel Abraham will start tomorrow's face from twelfth position on the grid, after significant progress was made in the qualifying practice session on Saturday.

Abraham affected by technical problems

Thursday, 1, January 1970

While trying to find the right set-up for the Ducati Desmosedici GP11, the Cardion AB Motoracing rider had an issue with his motorcycle on the first and last lap of the first free practice at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Karel Abraham finishes eleventh despite technical problem

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Red Bull US Grand Prix had a successful end for Karel Abraham, although a suspension problem hindered the Cardion AB Motoracing rider at the end of his first race at the Laguna Seca.

Fifth fastest time and a crash for Abraham in MotoGP test

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Karel Abraham successfully completed the official MotoGP test at the Mugello Circuit where he set a fantastic lap time of 1’48.950, the fifth fastest time of the day.

2012 Ducati deal confirmed for Abraham

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Cardion AB Motoracing team will continue to use the Borgo Panigale factory’s Desmosedici prototype into next season.

Abraham takes best grid position of MotoGP debut season

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The premier class rookie will be the highest placed Ducati on the starting grid for Sunday’s AirAsia British Grand Prix.

Top ten finish for Abraham despite injury

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Although Karel Abraham started the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya with a bruised hand and dislocated thumb, he put in an impressive performance and finished in tenth place.

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Cardion AB Motoracing Information:

The Cardion AB Motoracing Team joined the premier class ranks in 2011, stepping up from Moto2. The team is the first team from the Czech Republic in the MotoGP class, and rider Karel Abraham Junior is the first Czech to pilot a MotoGP bike in the field. Based in Brno and headed by Karel Abraham Senior, who also owns the Brno circuit, the team is currently contracted with Ducati to run the Borgo Panigale factory’s Desmosedici machinery through 2012.

Team Management

  • Karel AbrahamTeam Manager

Karel Abraham Crew

  • Marco GranaChief Mechanic
  • Christian PupulinTrack Engineer
  • Dario MassarinTelemetrics Specialist
  • Yannis MaigretMechanic
  • Martin HavlícekMechanic
  • Martin NesvadbaMechanic
  • Pietro BertiMechanic
  • Michele BubboliniSpare Parts Coordinator
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Ducati Desmosedici GP11
  • Engine Four stroke V4, liquid cooled
  • Power More than 200hp
  • Top Speed In excess of 310km/h
  • Chassis Carbon fiber
  • Dry weight 150kg
  • Suspension
  • Front Inverted forks (Öhlins)
  • Rear Rear shock absorber (Öhlins)
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon discs (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel disc (Brembo)