To Sunday´s race in Argentina from the sixth row on the grid

Czech rider Karel Abraham completed challenging Saturday´s qualifying practice with seventeenth best lap time,1´39.758. Abraham lost just four tenths to the Japanese Hiroshi Aoyama on the factory Honda, which is only the evidence of balanced performance in the first part of qualyfing practice. The Sunday´s  race Abraham starts from the sixth row on the grid.

Karel Abraham Karel Abraham

„Today it wasn´t bad at all. The only thing we are dealing with over and over again are the problems with tyres. On this track they are demaged always very soon. After making two or three laps the bike starts to slip. Qualifying was really challenging one. A lot of riders are in just two tenths of one second. In front of me there is Aoyama and Bradl and behind us Pol Espargaro with Bautista and the others. I wish to make good start tomorrow, because the race start will be for sure very dramatic.“

Karel Abraham Marco Grana, šéfmechanik AB Motoracing

„In the morning we were trying soft rear tyre, but we quickly realized that it wasn´t good choice for the race. Then we put hard tyres on and improved lap times on braking. We are satisfied with the result. First Karel is almost one second faster compared to the last year qualifying practice and second we left Pol Esparagaro on factory Yamaha behind us. We are second OPEN class Honda and very close to the best riders. The race tomorrow will be very difficult, but we´ll try to do our best and finished on points and be on the first place in OPEN class.“