Karel Abraham, 12+1 at Czech Grand Prix

Karel Abraham Karel Abraham

I think me and my team did a very, very good job all weekend. We made big steps and this morning in the wet I was not so fast but we knew exactly what to do. Before the race I was a little nervous because it started to rain and we had to start on wets but we made a plan and the bike was prepared perfectly. I had to take some risks but I overtook a couple of riders and made up some positions. The team made a great decision on timing the bike change and we came in at the perfect time. We were also fast to change the bike and I was able to push on the slick tyres. Again I was able to make up some positions but unfortunately, after three laps I suffered a broken exhaust and the bike was not as good as we need from the bottom and I started to lose touch with Aleix. Then I was passed by some other riders, also in the last corner by Zarco, who was able to overtake me on the exit. It's a great shame because I believe we could have even finished in front of Aleix but we lost too much power at the bottom end. Anyway, I wanted points here and we got three. The team worked so well, we were just unlucky not to come away with more.

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