MotoGP » Abraham drops back after suspension failure

"Something in the rear suspension broke when I was getting close enough to overtake Hector Barbera" - Karel Abraham.

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adzman808 - Unregistered

July 26, 2011 4:28 PM

all the Karel naysayers at the start of the year.... but compare karel to cal, then compare their bikes.

personally i wasn't expecting anything from karel this yr, look how wrong i was!

go KB go, you've earned a lot of respect this year


July 26, 2011 4:53 PM

You really have to root for Karel. He is on one of the worst bikes in the paddock came in under his own accord, albeit with personal money, but has really kept his nose to the grind and made do. I didn't know what to expect from him this year but I am impressed. Definitely rooting for him getting rookie of the year.

LCR should take a long look at him for next year too.


July 27, 2011 9:43 AM

Glad to see others posting positive things about Abaja on here, especially after all the grief he got when his participation was announced.

He is a top bloke to boot with being a good rider. The bit that gets me me most is that people bang on about his Dad's firm sponsoring him and that he is only there because of Dad's support. First of all I bet that there are precious few riders who race at a serious level where their family did not make huge sacrifices to enable them to get there. In other words they all did it off Daddies money. Secondly if it was just a case of buying a ride then anyone who believes that is just a fool. Ducati agreed to let them have their bike after he went there and test rode it. He had to prove his ability and worthiness. His telemetry was one of the closest to Stoners that they have seen, so I believe. Thirdly no matter how the bike gets to you, you still have to ride the damn thing and Abaja is doing that brilliantly. He is the youngest rider on the grid an

Hemmy - Unregistered

July 28, 2011 9:40 AM

Nothing wrong with Karel wanting to get a tow from the factory ducati of Barbara. And yes, Barbara does have the same bike as Hayden now.

Karel has shown he has good pace to be in moto gp. Just like Cal has too.

some1 - Unregistered

July 28, 2011 10:05 AM

If Hayden had Abraham's bike, he might be finish higher than he is now. Abraham's bike actually the fastest ducati, but the rider was inexperienced.

One thing Hayden lack is the final tiny little details to make him better or faster. He dunno that because he didn't have experience in lower 2-stroke class in GP. The 2-stroke tech was so simple, it teach the rider the whole idea where they could take advantage of whatever they had to have a slice of advantages over the next rider.

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