Who Am I?
Karel Abraham is a world class motorcycle racer. He was born on Jan. 2, 1990, in Brno, Czech Republic, where he currently still lives today. Abraham is a five feet, 11 inches and will be the first to tell you he is generally looking down on everyone else, apart from the grid girls in their high heels.
Besides racing his bike almost everyday of his life, Abraham enjoys traveling, flying by helicopter, parachuting and shooting. The more adrenaline the better for this dare devil, which is why Laguna Seca (before it was removed from the schedule) was his favorite track, as rider’s raced into more than 50 percent of the turns blind!
Once upon a time, Abraham was just a little lad who wanted to ride motor bikes in the worst way. In 2000, he sat on a minibike for the first time, only to find myself flat on his face…more than once. He soon found himself winning a few titles and into the adult 125 category where he took the Czech title and began his international career –dreams do come true.
For six seasons Abraham raced in the 125 and 250 classes before joining the ranks of the new Moto2™ category in 2010, which resulted in his best season yet scoring his first career podium at Motegi as well as a first victory in the final round at Valencia.
According to MotoGP.com, in 2011, “Abraham became the first Czech rider to compete in the MotoGP category when he and his Cardion AB Motoracing team joined using Ducati machinery.” Not only was that an accomplishment for Abraham, but for his home country as well. That year he fought for the Rookie of the Year title against Cal Crutchlow until the final race of the season, where a crash ruined his high hopes.
For the 2012 and 2013 seasons, there were problems popping up left-and-right. The team had the same line-up, however after endless issues with the Desmosedici, Abraham and his team resulted in a switch to an ART machine for 2013. The machine did fine, but Abraham did not. Suffering from countless injuries left him missing 50 percent of the Grand’s Prix.
For this season, Abraham no longer rides on his beloved Ducati bike since the team switched to a Honda RCV1000R motorcycle, which will run to ‘Open’ regulations. And to say the least, it is working just marvelous for him. In Mugello, on June 1, he secured his best result since 2012 on the very last lap of the race.
Abraham had his left shoulder rebuilt in October last year after a huge high-side crash at Indianapolis and faced months of rehab and difficult test sessions over the winter. His hard work and dedication is paying off. What will this young Czech have to offer in Catalunya on June 15? Be there to find out!
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