Positive start of the MotoGP season

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.

Karel Abraham Karel Abraham

"Definitely we don’t have to be shamed for our current performance. But honestly i was expecting to beat our pre-season best. We started with our bike 2 trying to find the best setup. It seems we have the same situation as on bike 1. We are suffering by lack of grip, but I´m sure we can deal with it and move forward. We are staying very close to Stefan as well as to factory bikes. It is nothing unbeatable."

Karel Abraham Marco Grana, šéfmechanik AB Motoracing

“Surely we have many reasons to be satisfied. We ended second in OPEN class losing only three tenths to the Top Ten. We are on fifteenth position, so we met our target. But the truth is that we expected little bit more. Compared to the last testing the track conditions get worse. The track is dirtier and slippery. We must set the bike for new conditions. We need to get a better grip in fast corners and improve the feeling on front. Tomorrow we will focus on the issues we missed due to the rain condition on Day 3 of pre-season tests. It will be hard work.”

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