AB Motoracing

AB Motoracing, the trading name of Abraham Motor Racing s.r.o.,[2] was a motorcycle racing team from Czech Republic that competed in the MotoGP, Moto2, 250cc and 125cc World Championships.

AB Motoracing
2015 nameAB Motoracing
BaseCzech Republic Brno, Czech Republic[1]
PrincipalKarel Abraham Sr.
Rider(s)17. Czech Republic Karel Abraham
MotorcycleHonda RC213V-RS
TyresBridgestone
Riders' Championships-

HistoryEdit

The team started racing in 2006 running Aprilia motorcycles in the 125cc class with Karel Abraham and in the 250cc class with Jakub Smrž. From 2007 to 2009, the team ran only one Aprilia with Abraham in 250cc. In 2010, Cardion AB Motoracing competed in the new Moto2 class, using RSV and FTR chassis. Abraham took his and his team's first victory in Valencia.

The team stepped up to MotoGP in 2011, having signed a contract with Ducati, which was later extended through 2012.[3] For 2013 the team switched to an ART-Aprilia CRT bike.

The team was headed by Karel Abraham Sr., the owner of the Masaryk Circuit – which hosts the Czech Republic Grand Prix – and his son Karel Abraham was the only rider for the team, the first Czech team with a Czech rider in MotoGP.

ResultsEdit

Riders resultsEdit

Year Class Bike Riders Races Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points Pos.
2006 125cc Aprilia   Karel Abraham 16 0 0 0 0 8 24th
250cc Aprilia   Jakub Smrž 16 0 0 0 0 58 12th
2007 250cc Aprilia   Karel Abraham 17 0 0 0 0 31 16th
2008 250cc Aprilia   Karel Abraham 15 0 0 0 0 40 16th
2009 250cc Aprilia   Karel Abraham 16 0 0 0 0 74 14th
2010 Moto2 RSV   Karel Abraham 2 0 0 0 0 96 10th
FTR 12 1 2 0 1
2011 MotoGP Ducati   Karel Abraham 16 0 0 0 0 64 14th
2012 MotoGP Ducati   Karel Abraham 16 0 0 0 0 59 14th
  Franco Battaini 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 MotoGP ART   Karel Abraham 9 0 0 0 0 5 23rd
  Luca Scassa 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 MotoGP Honda   Karel Abraham 18 0 0 0 0 33 17th
2015 MotoGP Honda   Karel Abraham 10 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Hiroshi Aoyama 1 (4)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 (5)[a] 25th
  Toni Elías 1 (6)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 (2)[a] 27th
  Kousuke Akiyoshi 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Anthony West 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC

Team resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Bike Tyres Riders 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points Pos.
2011 Ducati Desmosedici B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER USA CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 64 9th
  Karel Abraham 13 7 Ret 10 10 7 Ret 12 12 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret DNS 10 C 8
2012 Ducati Desmosedici B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED GER ITA USA IND CZE RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL 59 9th
  Karel Abraham Ret 17 Ret Ret 12 WD DNS 10 8 9 Ret 9 11 10 9 7
  Franco Battaini 16
2013 ART GP13 B QAT AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL 5 13th
  Karel Abraham Ret DNS DNS 15 15 Ret 15 18 14 DNS 19 Ret
  Luca Scassa 17 17 16 Ret 18
2014 Honda RCV1000R B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 33 11th
  Karel Abraham 13 14 13 Ret 15 12 Ret 14 13 11 14 13 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17
2015 Honda RC213V-RS B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 0 NC
  Karel Abraham Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 17 DNS 21 19 21 Ret
  Hiroshi Aoyama Ret
  Toni Elías 22
  Kousuke Akiyoshi 19
  Anthony West 23 20 22

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with team, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MotoGP.com - Cardion AB Motoracing information
  2. ^ "AB MOTO RACING - Trademark, owner ABRAHAM MOTOR RACING s.r.o." Kurzy.cz. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  3. ^ "2012 Ducati deal confirmed for Abraham". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.

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