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Rookie Abraham still adapting from MotoGP

Karel Abraham continues his transition from MotoGP to World Superbikes as his debut with Milwaukee BMW nears.
Former MotoGP rider Karal Abraham says he is steadily finding his comfort zone on a Superbike as he prepares to make his World Superbike Championship debut later this month.

The Czech racer becomes the latest rider to make the transition from MotoGP to World Superbikes this year having joined forces with the Milwaukee BMW team, itself stepping onto the world stage after title-winning success in British Superbikes.

Having turned in his first laps aboard the BMW S1000RR in Jerez last month, Abraham joined team-mate Josh Brookes in Aragon for another two days of track running.

Though somewhat limited by strong winds on day one and a technical issue on day two, Abraham feels he is beginning to make good progress on the S1000RR.

“The first day was difficult because the wind was so strong, but we did some really good work in the garage on my bike's rear suspension and the electronics,” he said.

“We got some good laps in on Thursday and used what we learnt. I had a small technical issue in the afternoon, but we fixed it quickly and got some more set-up work done. It was a shame we couldn't do as many quick laps as we wanted to, but it was still a very useful test.

“I found out lots about my riding style, and how to make the bike work for me. Now I'm really looking forward to Phillip Island; it's a track I like, and the final test will be really important for us.”

Abraham will get two more days of testing in the week leading up to the 2016 World Superbike opener at Phillip Island.



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Abefan

February 10, 2016 8:25 AM

This guy has the potential to be top 8 and even top 6 I'm supers IF he rediscovers the form he showed riding the satellite ducati. Yes he has a bit of the silver spoon about him, but you could apply that to half the motogo paddock. In his case it was daddy who ensured his rides, but , for example, pedrosa has only kept his ride due to repsol so............ A race winner at GP level means he is quick enough for supers. He never crashed well ( if you know what I mean) and I for one wish him well. He does need a solid year to save his crash and injury riddled career Good luck to him.

Yossarian

February 09, 2016 4:45 PM

goggogadgetwangslap: He is faster than i will ever be but it's beyond me how this kid keeps getting decent rides. He has never really looked likely to set the world on fire. I guess money talks.
Apart from the time he won a Moto2 grand prix of course.



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