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Karel Abraham (born 2 January 1990) is a Czech motorcycle racer. He races in the MotoGP World Championship for the Avintia Racing. In 2016, Abraham rode a BMW S1000RR in the Superbike World Championship for Milwaukee BMW.[1]

Karel Abraham
Karel Abraham Motoracereports.jpg
Abraham at the 2011 British Grand Prix.
NationalityCzech
Born (1990-01-02) 2 January 1990 (age 29)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Current teamReale Avintia Racing
Bike number17
Websitekarelabraham.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years20112015, 2017
ManufacturersDucati, ART, Honda
Championships0
2018 championship position23rd (12 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
119 0 0 0 0 210
Moto2 World Championship
Active years2010
ManufacturersRSV, FTR
Championships0
2010 championship position10th (96 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
14 1 2 0 1 96
250cc World Championship
Active years20072009
ManufacturersAprilia
Championships0
2009 championship position14th (74 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
47 0 0 0 0 145
125cc World Championship
Active years20052006
ManufacturersAprilia
Championships0
2006 championship position24th (8 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
31 0 0 0 0 8
Superbike World Championship
Active years2016
ManufacturersBMW
Championships0
2016 championship position18th (33 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
24 0 0 0 0 33

Prior to this, Abraham competed in Grand Prix motorcycle racing from 2005 to 2015, riding in the 125cc, 250cc, Moto2 and MotoGP classes.[2] Despite criticism of Abraham "buying" his way into MotoGP having never been a front runner in the support classes,[3] Abraham took his first podium at Twin Ring Motegi and then won his first Grand Prix at the 2010 season-ending Valencian Grand Prix.[4]

CareerEdit

125cc World ChampionshipEdit

Abraham started racing in the 125cc class of the world championship in 2005, riding for Semprucci Cardion Blauer on an Aprilia motorcycle. In 2006 he rode for his father's AB Motoracing team.

250cc World ChampionshipEdit

From 2007 to 2009, Abraham rode in 250cc for AB Motoracing using Aprilia motorcycles.

Moto2 World ChampionshipEdit

In 2010, Abraham and AB Motoracing competed in the new Moto2 class, using RSV and FTR chassis. Abraham took his and his team's first victory in Valencia.

MotoGP World ChampionshipEdit

Abraham and the team stepped up to MotoGP in 2011, having signed a contract with Ducati, he finished the season in fourteenth place in the championship; his best results were a pair of seventh-place finishes at Jerez and Silverstone. The team remained with Ducati for 2012[5] and Abraham finished the season with a best result of 7th at Valencia.

For 2013 Abraham switched to an ART-Aprilia running under CRT regulations, He finished the season in 24th place overall with just 5 points. CRT was restructured as the "Open" class for 2014 and Abraham took part with the new Honda RCV1000R. He obtained the 17th position in the riders' championship. In 2015 Abraham struggled with the Honda RC213V-RS and did not score any points.

Move to Superbike World ChampionshipEdit

On 21 November 2015, Milwaukee BMW announced that Abraham would race for the team for the 2016 season of the Superbike World Championship, partnering 2015 British Superbike Championship winner Josh Brookes.[1]

Return to MotoGP World ChampionshipEdit

Abraham returned to MotoGP in 2017 riding a Ducati for the Pull&Bear Aspar Team. He remained with the team, now called Ángel Nieto Team, for 2018.

Career statisticsEdit

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

By seasonEdit

Season Class Motorcycle Team Number Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2005 125 cc Aprilia Semprucci Cardion Blauer 44 15 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 125 cc Aprilia Cardion AB Motoracing 44 16 0 0 0 0 8 24th
2007 250 cc Aprilia Cardion AB Motoracing 17 17 0 0 0 0 31 16th
2008 250 cc Aprilia Cardion AB Motoracing 17 14 0 0 0 0 40 16th
2009 250 cc Aprilia Cardion AB Motoracing 17 16 0 0 0 0 74 14th
2010 Moto2 RSV Cardion AB Motoracing 17 14 1 2 0 1 96 10th
FTR
2011 MotoGP Ducati Cardion AB Motoracing 17 16 0 0 0 0 64 14th
2012 MotoGP Ducati Cardion AB Motoracing 17 14 0 0 0 0 59 14th
2013 MotoGP ART Cardion AB Motoracing 17 9 0 0 0 0 5 24th
2014 MotoGP Honda Cardion AB Motoracing 17 18 0 0 0 0 33 17th
2015 MotoGP Honda AB Motoracing 17 10 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2017 MotoGP Ducati Pull&Bear Aspar Team 17 18 0 0 0 0 32 20th
2018 MotoGP Ducati Ángel Nieto Team 17 18 0 0 0 0 12 23rd
2019 MotoGP Ducati Reale Avintia Racing 17 16 0 0 0 0 5* 25th*
Total 211 1 2 0 1 459

By classEdit

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Races Wins Podiums Poles FLaps Pts WChmps
125cc 2005–2006 2005 Spain 31 0 0 0 0 8 0
250cc 2007–2009 2007 Qatar 47 0 0 0 0 145 0
Moto2 2010 2010 Qatar 2010 Japan 2010 Valencia 14 1 2 0 1 96 0
MotoGP 2011–2015, 2017–present 2011 Qatar 119 0 0 0 0 210 0
Total 2005–2015, 2017–Present 211 1 2 0 1 459 0

Races by yearEdit

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

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pos. Pts
2005 125cc Aprilia SPA
22
POR
Ret
CHN
27
FRA
21
ITA
27
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
17
GER
17
CZE
Ret
JPN
28
MAL
Ret
QAT
28
AUS TUR
18
VAL
Ret
NC 0
2006 125cc Aprilia SPA
23
QAT
24
TUR
22
CHN
26
FRA
25
ITA
Ret
CAT
21
NED
Ret
GBR
28
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
MAL
18
AUS
17
JPN
13
POR
11
VAL
Ret
24th 8
2007 250cc Aprilia QAT
Ret
SPA
15
TUR
12
CHN
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
16
CAT
14
GBR
10
NED
15
GER
Ret
CZE
14
RSM
14
POR
10
JPN
Ret
AUS
13
MAL
12
VAL
Ret
16th 31
2008 250cc Aprilia QAT
7
SPA
13
POR
16
CHN
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
CAT
Ret
GBR
12
NED
DNS
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
RSM
10
IND JPN AUS
11
MAL
12
VAL
17
16th 40
2009 250cc Aprilia QAT
Ret
JPN
9
SPA
Ret
FRA
12
ITA
13
CAT
8
NED
7
GER
Ret
GBR
14
CZE
Ret
IND
10
RSM
11
POR
10
AUS
6
MAL
12
VAL
6
14th 74
2010 Moto2 RSV QAT
14
SPA
28
10th 96
FTR FRA
Ret
ITA
17
GBR
Ret
NED
9
CAT
4
GER
5
CZE
DNS
IND
DNS
RSM
DNS
ARA
18
JPN
3
MAL
6
AUS
10
POR
10
VAL
1
2011 MotoGP Ducati QAT
13
SPA
7
POR
Ret
FRA
10
CAT
10
GBR
7
NED
Ret
ITA
12
GER
12
USA
11
CZE
Ret
IND
Ret
RSM
12
ARA
Ret
JPN
DNS
AUS
10
MAL
C
VAL
8
14th 64
2012 MotoGP Ducati QAT
Ret
SPA
17
POR
Ret
FRA
Ret
CAT
12
GBR
WD
NED
DNS
GER ITA USA
10
IND
8
CZE
9
RSM
Ret
ARA
9
JPN
11
MAL
10
AUS
9
VAL
7
14th 59
2013 MotoGP ART QAT
Ret
AME
DNS
SPA
DNS
FRA
15
ITA
15
CAT
Ret
NED
15
GER
18
USA
14
IND
DNS
CZE
19
GBR RSM
Ret
ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL 24th 5
2014 MotoGP Honda QAT
13
AME
14
ARG
13
SPA
Ret
FRA
15
ITA
12
CAT
Ret
NED
14
GER
13
IND
11
CZE
14
GBR
13
RSM
11
ARA
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
VAL
17
17th 33
2015 MotoGP Honda QAT
Ret
AME
Ret
ARG
21
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
17
CAT
DNS
NED GER IND CZE
21
GBR
19
RSM
21
ARA
Ret
JPN AUS MAL VAL NC 0
2017 MotoGP Ducati QAT
14
ARG
10
AME
Ret
SPA
15
FRA
Ret
ITA
16
CAT
14
NED
7
GER
17
CZE
13
AUT
14
GBR
13
RSM
17
ARA
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
14
MAL
Ret
VAL
14
20th 32
2018 MotoGP Ducati QAT
15
ARG
20
AME
Ret
SPA
18
FRA
17
ITA
Ret
CAT
13
NED
Ret
GER
18
CZE
18
AUT
21
GBR
C
RSM
20
ARA
15
THA
17
JPN
Ret
AUS
11
MAL
Ret
VAL
14
23rd 12
2019 MotoGP Ducati QAT
18
ARG
Ret
AME
16
SPA
16
FRA
DSQ
ITA
14
CAT
Ret
NED
17
GER
15
CZE
19
AUT
15
GBR
15
RSM
17
ARA
18
THA
19
JPN
18
AUS
MAL
VAL
25th* 5*

* Season still in progress.

Superbike World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2016 BMW AUS
13
AUS
11
THA
Ret
THA
15
SPA
15
SPA
14
NED
Ret
NED
14
ITA
16
ITA
Ret
MAL
12
MAL
Ret
GBR
9
GBR
Ret
ITA
Ret
ITA
15
USA
14
USA
12
GER
Ret
GER
15
FRA
16
FRA
16
SPA SPA QAT
Ret
QAT
Ret
18th 33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Abraham and Brookes join WorldSBK with BMW". Superbike World Championship. Dorna WSBK. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ Birt, Matthew (28 July 2010). "Ducati expands MotoGP entry for 2011". Motorcycle News. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  3. ^ Birt, Matthew (25 August 2010). "Casey Stoner critical of Karel Abraham's MotoGP move". Motorcycle News. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  4. ^ Keen, James (7 November 2010). "Abraham 1st, Iannone 2nd". Motorcycle News. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  5. ^ "2012 Ducati deal confirmed for Abraham". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.

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