MotoGP » Debutant Abraham ‘sorry’ rivals left him last


Karel Abraham becomes the first Czech rider to score points in MotoGP after finishing a solid 13th at Losail.

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Don-R

March 22, 2011 12:53 PM
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I thought he did ok. He kept it upright, got points and gained experience. In some ways he's facing the biggest learning curve because of the sheer hike in power over a 600. And the Ducati is far from the easiest MotoGP bike to get to grips with.

Bit early to write him off yet.

m4lky - Unregistered

March 22, 2011 1:01 PM

I think he's proved a lot of people wrong, I had my doubts as well but he's proving he's not there just to make up the numbers and because daddy can afford it.More deserving of his place on the grid than a couple of the more seasoned racers who are stopping younger talent breaking through just because they may be more appealing to sponsors.

shuggiemac

March 22, 2011 1:20 PM

It's amazing that people still have a go at this guy. He is riding that bike on merit and so what if his Dad's company has done well enough to sponsor him? If he was not good enough to be on the grid then the FIM would not let him be there. If it was a case of all you need is cash then Paris Soddin Hilton would be out there and not just sponsoring a team. How many riders on the Moto GP grid in any class grew up on a sink hole estate with the **** hanging out of their trousers? None of them I would wager.
The guy has been in touch all the way through testing, as a rookie on a bike which is known as being damn hard to ride and not been developed and fine tuned by Vale in previous years.
How on earth some precocious ignoramus can come on here and state that Abraham is not ready for Moto GP is beyond belief. An arm chair expert completely unqualified to make such a statement or judgement. I can't wait for the day that Karel wipes the smug look off all their faces.

Westminister - Unregistered

March 22, 2011 3:24 PM

Bit early to write him off ?

What are the expectations here, who are they really expecting to beat, besides the only true satellite Honda...?

He is the only guy on the grid who hasn't won a title, or at the least been in the hunt for one. Plus his solitary wins in Moto2 came on a fluke that nearly took out the three leading riders in the race on the last lap...

hoppy

March 22, 2011 3:48 PM

Give the lad a break fellas.It is his first attempt at a Motogp race and someone has to come last.At least he finished the bloody race!
What were people expecting of him? a podium?
Come on,be realistic.This is a huge learning curve.Lets see how he fairs as the season goes on before condemning him to death after 1 race!

Hagetaka - Unregistered

March 22, 2011 4:07 PM

I'm glad he's there. We would have had 12 bikes finishing the race on Sunday if not.

Give the kid this season. Simoncelli, Lorenzo, Stoner, Aoyama, etc all struggled their first year.

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