Abraham missed races early in 2013 after breaking his right collarbone in Austin and then damaging his left shoulder in a huge high-side crash at Indianapolis. He then rode through the pain at his home round in Brno and did not complete his last race of the season at Misano, eventually having surgery to rebuild the shoulder in October.Grand Prix of Qatar, Karel Abraham, MotoGP
Karel Abraham is not expected to be back to optimum fitness by the time MotoGP preseason testing resumes in Malaysia at the end of the month, although the Czech does hope to return to full health for the following Qatar test in early March.
The Cardion AB Motoracing rider damaged his left shoulder in a free practice crash ahead of last year’s Indianapolis Grand Prix. As a result of this, he underwent surgery in October and missed seven of the last nine races in 2013.
Today in Valencia, Honda Racing Corporation introduced the Honda RCV1000R prototype machine to be used from 2014 in the MotoGP “Open” Class (prototype machines with Magneti Marelli hardware and software, 24 liter tank and 12 engines per season). The goal of this new machine, which will be sold and not leased to the teams, is to compete in MotoGP with a reasonable budget.Casey Stoner, Honda, Karel Abraham, MotoGP, Nicky Hayden, Scott Redding