Scassa to cover for Abraham at Aragón
22 September 2013 – World Supersport rider Luca Scassa will stand in for the injured Karel Abraham at the upcoming MotorLand Aragón round, the Cardion AB MotoGP team has confirmed.
The 30-year-old Italian competed in the World Superbike Championship from 2008 to 2010, making the step up to the series after claiming the Italian Superbike crown. He has since returned to Supersport, divided by a single season in British Superbikes.
Karel Abraham Sr, team boss of Cardion and whose son has been ruled out with a shoulder injury, said Scassa will be assessed before a long-term decision is made.
"Luca has ridden more than 50 races in WSBK and he has enough experience to run on the MotoGP bike and to jump to the championship," Abraham commented. "It was important for us to find a rider who can manage so specific a machine as the MotoGP bike is and who knows the circuits on which the next five races will take place.
"The first race for us is in Aragón, where Luca achieved this year's best result in WSS. Our aim is to get him feeling comfortable with the bike and try to improve the lap times step-by-step, then we will decide if we will continue together at the remaining races."