Via an Instagram post on Sunday 24 November, Karel Abraham has confirmed he has left Reale Avintia Racing and will therefore not ride in the MotoGP™ World Championship in 2020.
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I would like to make a big announcement. You might know already, but I am not going to compete in @motogp in 2020. I am very sad and disappointed, but need to move on and focus on whats coming next. I would like to say a huge thank you to all my supporters, all my teams, fans, sponsors and especially my family that supported me through the good and bad times. It was a beautiful 15years in world championship, we had some great times and a great memories will remain in my heart. Thank you.
The Czech rider made his World Championship debut in 2005 in the 125cc category, before a move to the intermediate class came in 2007. Abraham would stay in the intermediate class until the end of 2010 – the first year of Moto2™ - which was a season that saw him claim two podiums, including a Grand Prix victory in Valencia before making the step up to MotoGP™ in 2011. Abraham has competed in the premier class between 2011-2019, with a brief WorldSBK stint coming in 2016.
What's the current situation at Reale Avintia?
Reale Avintia Racing have yet to confirm who will replace Abraham for the 2020 season, with the 29-year-old now saying: “I am very sad and disappointed, but need to move on and focus on what’s coming next.”
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