Abraham to race despite double fracture
13 June 2012 – Karel Abraham has decided to race at this weekend’s British MotoGP, despite a double fracture to a fingertip. The Czech rider, who has injured the little finger of his left hand, has taken the decision to compete following a final consultation with doctors.
“I’m leaving to Silverstone on Wednesday after a medical examination,” explains the Cardion AB Racing rider. “We´ll try to put out the splint and we’ll see if the movements with the hand will be painful and if the cut fingers won´t bleed again. I really would like to race at Silverstone.
“We need to collect more points in championship and I’ll do everything to be at the track. On the other hand, it would be irresponsible to race at all costs, risking that the healing will take longer. There’s now a series of four races, starting with Assen, and it would be really catastrophic to lose these races.”
Heading to England, 2010 title winner Jorge Lorenzo heads the MotoGP standings from reigning Champion Casey Stoner, who is 20 points behind.