Karel Abraham has just confirmed that he will be riding a Ducati Desmosedici GP11 in next year’s MotoGP Championship series. Who is Abraham you may be asking? Well he’s the son of Karel Abraham of course. Yeah…we didn’t think that would explain things very well either. Let’s put it this way, Abraham Sr. is the owner of the GP track at Brno, and Abraham Jr. is his son that has never won a race, let alone a podium, at any GP level race.
Swelling Ducati’s numbers on the MotoGP grid, Karel Abraham (Jr.) will be the sixth Ducati on the grid, which includes the two factory Ducatis of Marlboro Ducati, the two semi-factory Ducatis of Pramac Ducati, and the satellite Ducati of Team Aspar. That’s a lot of Desmos.
Currently rolling around the Moto2 series in 14th, the 20-year-old Abraham Jr. will continue to under the Cardion AB Motoracing banner in MotoGP. The deal seemingly has come together as Dorna looks for more bikes to fill the 2011 ranks, and to expand it’s appeal to international markets, which seemingly means where there’s a GP there should be a native rider as well. The word on the street is the Abraham Sr. is financing most of the MotoGP team for Jr., who will certainly get a trial by fire in the big show.
We can expect a formal announcement at the Czech GP in two weeks time. In other news, our Dad bought us a pony.
Source & Photo: Karel Abraham’s Blog