Abajas next race: two days after MotoGP passes degree finals
In a couple of weeks, right after his degree ceremony, motorcycle racer Karel Abraham will be able to start prefixing his name with the academic title ‘Bc’. That’s right, just two days after racing at the bwin Czech Republic Grand Prix, he passed his university graduation exams in law at Jošt academy.
“For me, the race weekend has only just finished. I was studying every day – even during the Grand Prix itself. Paradoxically, I think it helped me get rid of some of the stress associated with the race, because I had something completely different to worry about. Now I’m glad to have them both behind me, and that they both worked out OK,” explains the Czech motorcycle racer, now able to relax. But not for too long - there are less than three weeks to prepare for the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit.
For a rider to be in the MotoGP starting field and have a degree is something almost unique. “As far as I know, Roberto Rolfo from Moto2 studied literature at uni in Turin, but although most of the lads from MotoGP have got what it takes to study at that level, they’ve decided to invest all their time into their racing careers” reflects Abaja. Finished three years of university are only first step for Karel´s higher education. “I would like to continue at Master’s course.”
Karel´s girlfriend Nikola finished her degree finals on Economics just few month before Karel.