Brilliant Abraham takes seventh in Assen

Karel Abraham Karel Abraham

With this race I have equaled my best result in MotoGP. The conditions were adverse today, but I was convinced that the race would be dry. However, with ten or twelve laps to go, a fine rain fell. I continued to push -I think more so than other riders- and I didn’t come in to change bikes as others did. I couldn’t see if the track was wet or not, so I was pushing and hoping it was OK. I could have pushed a little more, but maybe that would not have been sensible. At the end, at the start of the last lap, I was ninth. Fortunately, Iannone slowed down a lot, as did Baz who was behind him, and I was able to overtake them both. It was clear that we could do better than what we showed yesterday in qualifying, with the eighteenth place on the grid, and we demonstrated that in the race.