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In the very competitive MotoGP grid in Qatar, Karel Abraham´s fight for the best position was ended by Jack Miller in the turn 7 of the last lap. Last year´s vice-champion Miller hit the Czech rider when attempting to overtake him. Both riders crashed out but remain uninjured.

Karel Abraham has ended up on twentieth position in qualifying of Grand Prix of Qatar. Czech rider ended in tenth place in QP1 with time 1:55,897 losing 789 thousands to the fastest Danilo Petrucci.

The Friday’s practice session of MotoGP class has ended up with twentieth time for Karel Abraham in Losail, Qatar. After promising results of pre-seasonal tests and first practice Friday brought disappointment to the team. However Abraham has minimal loss of 1,258 of second to the pole position and only six tenths to the twelfth position signifying battle for second qualifying.

Karel Abraham had confirmed his performance from off-season tests during the first practice in Qatar. The Czech MotoGP rider reached 1:56,651 and holds fifteenth position losing only 1,37 second to the fastest Marc Marquez. Among OPEN class bikes Abraham reached second best time losing just 74 thousands to fourteenth Stefan Bradl.

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.