Weather decided in Assen, we have two points

Unpredictable weather was the main factor that decided about the results of Dutch Grand Prix in Holland. Karel Abraham, thanks to good selected tactic, reached another two world points.

The start to the race was postponed due to cloudburst and most riders started on wet tyres and after a few laps, the track was getting dry and all starting grid headed to the garage. Karel Abraham managed under this situation to hold his position in group of five riders fighting for points positions and he gradually got to the head.  In the end he was overtook by Jorge Lorenzo on the factory Yamaha, who was getting in front from back positions.

Karel Abraham

„It was pretty crazy race from the beginning. The starting procedure was confusing, so I missed the chance to do two sighting laps. My team did very good job while changing the bike, on the other hand if we had did it two laps earlier, we would get higher position. However this result is very positive. I was able to overtake many riders in our group and leave them far behind me. And I cut a lot from the gap between me and Redding in the end. If we had have a piece of chance and better tactics, the result should be much better.”

Marco Grana, chief mechanic  Cardion AB Motoracing

„This is the kind of race, when the whole team is engaged. The conditions were unbelievable from the beginning. We made good decision to change the tyres immediately, but Karel wasn not fast as we expected and lost few seconds within first two laps. But everything turned better after changing the bike. We did 12th fastest lap time and this is really very fast. We finished fourteenth, but we stay in front of Aoyama and Hayden, and this is good result. It´s easy make a mistake in this kind of race. Karel and the team deal with it, so we can be happy with this result. Now we will see what happens in Sachsenring. But I can say that we fight in the higher level of classification more and more.”