Injured Abraham pulls out of British GP
29 August 2013 – Karel Abraham has elected not to contest this weekend’s British Grand Prix in order to fully recover from the injuries he sustained during a violent high-side crash in Indianapolis two weekends ago.
The Cardion AB rider suffered contusion of his left shoulder and left foot during the incident, but determinedly took part in his home race at Brno just a week later. After an agonising ride to 19th place, the Czech has now confirmed that he will sit out the Silverstone weekend on the advice of his doctors.
"If I took part in the weekend at Silverstone I would be limited by the injury and would lengthen my overall recovery," Abraham explained. "Therefore, after consultation with doctors, we have decided to skip the race to let the shoulder rest for another week and then I could fully return to training.
"I’m so sorry that I will miss this race because I like the circuit and I achieved one of my best results there. I am also now skipping it for a second time due to injury. We cannot think about a good final result to this season, but there are still many races remaining in which I can achieve good results and improve on my best of the season. One of these races can be Misano, so I need to be 100 percent fit."
Abraham is currently 22nd in the standings, with a best result of 14th coming at Laguna Seca. His family-run team has no plans to field a substitute at Silverstone.