MotoGP » Abraham scores seventh despite crash


Karel Abraham puts in strong performance at a damp Jerez to finish in seventh position, despite a crash mid-race.

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Kiyo Rulz - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 12:03 PM

Nicely done. After all the slagging off pre-season, Karel seems to have proven that he is fully capable. I rarely slag off riders, especially before the season, and this is why.

Stuart - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 12:11 PM

To be honest I when I first heard he'd got a MotoGP ride I felt annoyed that someone so talentless should be given an opportunity because of his contacts.

But fair play, he's proven me wrong. This was a very tricky race for any rider let alone one with just one MotoGP race under his belt and that hasn't ridden in the wet.
He did a very good job. Instead of the new blood maybe I should be looking at riders like Capirossi that shouldn't be in MotoGP?

markyb69 - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 1:22 PM

Yes stuart i 100% agree with you about Capirossi! hes really been put to shame by karel, hector and even cal on a yamaha - no doubt hes being paid more than them too - get aleix espargaro back on that thing, hes young and never deserved to lose his ride...

Back to Karel in general, hes obviously adapted very well, and the fins on his bike show hes not on the latest kit, or at least doesnt have a choice about what fairing he runs...

papi - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 1:57 PM

@caroline abraham. I very inventive spin to attack Rossi. What next? I know. Capirossi is riding a green ducati which everybody knows is an unlucky colour so his result must be better than Rossi's. This would therfore make Rossi 7th best Ducati. Oh, hang on...hayden, depuniet, barb.......yes 7th!

norville2 - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 6:36 PM

@stuart,

How can you call Karel talentless? he won a moto2 race...surely you must have some sort of talent to win one of those....

It shows how much you know about racing..

shuggiemac

April 06, 2011 9:44 AM
Last Edited 1207 days ago

This is just brilliant. Even after the race in Qatar where he finished in the points there were still cynics saying that he did not deserve to be in Moto GP. This guy is a class act as a rider and as a person. Having met him I can confirm this to be the case.

I feel more than vindicated in my pre-season support and anyone who ever thought that he was there just because he is from a rich family was clearly blinkered and jealous. How many riders in any classes grew up on sink hole council estates with no back side in their trousers? Precious few. Motor racing of any kind is not a poor persons sport

fan - Unregistered

April 06, 2011 11:05 AM

By no means do I believe Karel is without talent however, so far this season all I would have to do to score points in MotoGP is stay on the bike. I may get lapped about a half dozen times, but I would still have scored points.

I have full respect for the kid but I still don't think he should be in the big boy class. He is here and I do wish him the best.

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