MotoGP » Abraham in doubt for British MotoGP

Hand injury puts Karel Abraham in doubt for next weekend's British MotoGP.

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NZDan - Unregistered

June 09, 2012 7:17 AM

Also, would I be wrong in thinking he lacks the same motivation other racers do when it comes to keeping sponsors happy etc? His main sponsor seems to be his family.

I'd love to see this kid do well, I just don't think it's going to happen in the top tier.


June 09, 2012 9:10 AM

CRT or back to Moto2 are the paddock rumours for Karel next year.

The kid is in a vicious cycle of crashing right now which he doesn't seem to be able to get out of. Doesn't matter whether it's a test or a GP, he is on the floor at every one. Resting him up for a GP or 2 might not be a bad thing, at least he won't be throwing himself down the track again for several weeks. He's fortunate in not having to keep a sponsor happy by being on the bike, so he can take some time to heal up a bit and maybe think about what isn't working for him.

tucker - Unregistered

June 09, 2012 10:44 AM

Will the team still race in Silverstone?
If so, then my choice of a replacement would be Jakub Smrz. He's Czech and he already rides a Ducati in World SBK and he knows the circuit, would be interesting to see him ride in MotoGP

jimmy - Unregistered

June 09, 2012 11:33 AM

tucker: Not gonna happen. There is not a good relationship between Smrz and the Abrahams. Moreover, this is purely Abraham's team, there won't be any replacement.

Jack - Unregistered

June 09, 2012 12:19 PM

He does say in the full interview that the crash was unusual and even his team could not understand it. At least this means it wasn't his fault and he can continue on in knowing that.

He showed a lot of promise last year, so it's a shame to see him doing this badly.


June 09, 2012 12:22 PM

Whether its Abraham's team or not, the team is under contract to Dorna to provide a bike and rider, if his is not fit for the next race after Silverstone he will have to find a replacement.
Abraham does not just have his fathers companies who back him, he has other sponsors as well who I am sure he would rather keep.
As for next year the problem is getting a bike, if they don't stick with Ducati where else do they get a bike from? The Ducati is not providing value for money for either Satellite team. Thats why they may go to CRT, for what they are spending on the Ducati they could afford invest quite heavily in a good CRT project with one year developement. If not back to Moto2 to rebuild.

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