Karel Abraham

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Karel Abraham
Karel Abraham Motoracereports.jpg
Abraham at the 2011 British Grand Prix.
Nationality Czech Republic Czech
Born (1990-01-02) 2 January 1990 (age 26)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Current team Milwaukee BMW
Bike number 17
Website karelabraham.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 20112015
Manufacturers Ducati, ART, Honda
Championships 0
2015 championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
67 0 0 0 0 161
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2010
Manufacturers RSV, FTR
Championships 0
2010 championship position 10th (96 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
14 1 2 0 1 96
250cc World Championship
Active years 20072009
Manufacturers Aprilia
Championships 0
2009 championship position 14th (74 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
48 0 0 0 0 145
125cc World Championship
Active years 20052006
Manufacturers Aprilia
Championships 0
2006 championship position 24th (8 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
31 0 0 0 0 8
Superbike World Championship
Active years 2016
Manufacturers BMW
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
18 0 0 0 0 32

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

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]

Career[edit]

Abraham was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia.

MotoGP[edit]

2011[edit]

In 2011, AB Motoracing, the team of Abraham's father, moved up to the MotoGP class for the 2011 season. Abraham finished the season in fourteenth place in the championship; his best results were a pair of seventh-place finishes at Jerez and Silverstone.

2012[edit]

Abraham remained with Cardion AB Motoracing for 2012, with the best results 7th at Valencia.

2013[edit]

Abraham completed the season in 24th place overall with just 5 points.

2014[edit]

Abraham got new adventure with the new Honda RCV1000R and obtained the 17th position in the riders' championship.

2015[edit]

Abraham struggled with the Honda RC213V-RS and did not score any points.

Move to Superbike World Championship[edit]

It was announced on 21 November 2015 that Abraham would move to the Superbike World Championship for the 2016 season, with Milwaukee BMW, partnering 2015 British Superbike Championship winner Josh Brookes.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Seas Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2005 125 cc Aprilia Semprucci Cardion Blauer 15 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 125 cc Aprilia Cardion AB Motoracing 16 0 0 0 0 8 24th
2007 250 cc Aprilia Cardion AB Motoracing 17 0 0 0 0 31 16th
2008 250 cc Aprilia Cardion AB Motoracing 15 0 0 0 0 40 16th
2009 250 cc Aprilia Cardion AB Motoracing 16 0 0 0 0 74 14th
2010 Moto2 RSV Cardion AB Motoracing 14 1 2 0 1 96 10th
FTR
2011 MotoGP Ducati Cardion AB Motoracing 16 0 0 0 0 64 14th
2012 MotoGP Ducati Cardion AB Motoracing 14 0 0 0 0 59 14th
2013 MotoGP ART Cardion AB Motoracing 9 0 0 0 0 5 24th
2014 MotoGP Honda Cardion AB Motoracing 18 0 0 0 0 33 17th
2015 MotoGP Honda AB Motoracing 10 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Total 160 1 2 0 1 410

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 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
Ret
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

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Year Make 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 GER FRA FRA SPA SPA QAT QAT 18th* 32*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  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. 

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