We start from 16th position to the race in Mugello

Sixteenth position on the grid, however great satisfaction. That is brief summary of the qualifying of MotoGP to the Grand Prix in Italy of the Czech team Cardion AB Motoracing. Karel Abraham rode great maximum 1:48,894, that is 1.624 seconds behind fastest Marc Marquez.

Karel Abraham

„When we were discussing our target for this weekend, we found that 1:49 would be very good result for us. We overcame it, so we must be happy. On the other hand I stayed only one tenth from 13th position and lost 5th row in the very late end. However this is quite good racing weekend for us. I have practically same lap time as another three riders, so I hope to race with them and especially with Scott Redding riding the same Honda as mine.”

 

 

Marco Grana, chief mechanic  Cardion AB Motoracing

„Well, we are very very happy. We solved the problem with rear tyre grip which we had suffered for a long time. Now we are able to ride constantly low 1:49 and this is really great result. We made 1:48,8 during qualifying practice and this is certainly the maximum we can reach with top speed about 20 km/h lower then factory bikes. We are little bit disappointed by the position, because if we were able to cut another one tenth, we could fight for 13th position. I hope Karel will make good start tomorrow and he will stay with top 15 riders.”

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