Abrahams pulls out of Jerez weekend
4 May 2013 – Karel Abraham will not compete for the rest of the Jerez weekend, after the Czech rider attempted to take part in Friday practise with the broken right collarbone injury he sustained during qualifying for the Grand Prix of the Americas a fortnight ago, but experienced too much pain in his right shoulder to continue.
"Unfortunately it is," the Cardion AB Motoracing rider admitted when asked whether he would be out of action for the rest of the weekend. "Yesterday we thought it might be possible, so we tried without any painkillers - but that was definitely not possible, so we also tried with them. Even with those it was really bad and really painful. I thought that maybe in the morning I would be fresh again, but it had only got worse."
Abraham becomes the second rider to be ruled out of action for Jerez, as Ignite Pramac Racing’s Ben Spies had already been advised by doctors not to compete due to a problem with a pectoral muscle.