Abraham to sit out remainder of season
19 September 2013 – Cardion AB rider Karel Abraham will miss the remaining five races of the MotoGP season, having decided to undergo surgery on an injured shoulder early next month.
The Czech, 23, suffered his injury during a practice crash at Indianapolis, with an MRI scan ahead of the San Marino Grand Prix revealing that he would require surgery.
Having ultimately retired from the Misano race due to the unbearable pain, Abraham has made the call to have an operation and fully recover ahead of the 2014 season.
"Our aim is to find a good rider able to race already in Aragon next week," said Karel Abraham senior, manager of the Cardion AB team. "We preferably considered Czech pilots but neither the promoter nor the association recommended them for safety reasons. The priorities include a rider experienced in MotoGP or at least WSBK."
Abraham ends his season on five points, with a best finish of 14th at Laguna Seca.