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Loss of only 858 thousandth to the fastest rider. Best open class bike and elite Top Ten. This is the dream result for Karel Abraham during last pre-season testing in Losail, Qatar. The Czech rider ended tenth on day 2 and reached eleventh place in combined practice lap times. Third day of tests did not brought any changes as it was cancelled due to rain.

Second round of three-day testing in Sepang showed that this year's MotoGP would be extremely competitive. Karel Abraham's maximum of winter tests 2015 would be enough for the best tenth during the qualifying for MotoGP race in fall. Nevertheless the Czech rider is standing now with time 2:01,539 at the end of the second tenth. Karel´s ambition is to get closer to sixteen bikes with factory option and top “open” riders at final pre-season test in Qatar.

Noticeably stronger capacity of the bike, which reflected final result. It is the most important change that Karel Abraham noticed after first test of MotoGP in season 2015. The Czech rider rode 140 laps under tropical weather during three days of testing and reached the 23th place in combined lap times. The time 2:02,297 indicated potential which Honda RC213V-RS has. Karel Abraham overcame his up to now personal record on Sepang during the second day.

From twenty-third position final seventeenth place- that is result of Grand Prix in Valencia for Karel Abraham. The Czech rider managed to fight during the race for points position, however he had to get satisfied with seventeenth place. The point position he missed just less than two seconds. Just due to that Alvaro Bautista and Hiroshi Aoyama beat him. Seventeenth position belongs to Karel Abraham also in final standing of this MotoGP season.

Qualifying of closing round of MotoGP season in Valencia ended for Czech rider Karel Abraham with big disappointment. With time 1:33,019 Abraham felt behind free practices results and he will start to the race from twenty-third position. Valentino Rossi won qualifying.

Karel Abraham will start the qualifying day from sixteenth place and moreover with greater self-confidence at Ricardo Tormo circuit, Valencia. The team, after numerous problems during previous races, changed supplier of brakes and results are positives. The Czech rider will ride during the closing racing weekend of MotoGP on brakes Nissin. The team will probably continue with same supplier in upcoming year.

Karel Abraham entered into his fastest lap seven seconds before checkered flag was raised in qualifying of Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang. Nevertheless he reached his best qualifying result of the season. He will start from fifteenth position to the race.

In the morning sixteenth place, in the afternoon eleventh position. Different results of Karel Abraham reflect different weather condition during free practices of MotoGP class in Malaysia, Sepang. In the morning, riders rode on dry, however in the afternoon came "traditional" shower due to which one the practices was postponed.

The Czech motorbike rider, Karel Abraham did not finish the Sunday race of MotoGP class on Australian circuit at Phillip Island. One of the most interesting races of this season was affected by huge amount of crashes and just fourteen riders finished the race. Also current world champion Marc Marquez could not avoid bad luck and he crashed from leading position or Cal Crutchlow, which crashed one lap to go and he lost second position. In Australian Grand Prix prevailed definitely Yamaha. Valentino Rossi won the race and on second and third position finished Lorenzo and Smith, which obtained his first podium in MotoGP class in his career.

The Czech rider, Karel Abraham, after un accident with Dani Pedrosa, which he didn’t cause in last free practice and rainy qualifying he holds sixteenth position and he will start to the race from sixth row on the grid. Qualifying of the MotoGP was won by new world champion, Spaniard Marc Marquez with time 1.28,408 to which Karel is losing just 2,159 second. Big surprise is second place of Cal Crutchlow on Ducati.

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