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Heir to the Brno Circuit, Czech rider Karel Abraham has been a fixture in the MotoGP™ paddock since he joined the 125cc championship ranks in 2005.
Aside from a one-year hiatus in the World Superbike Championship in 2016, he’s been a full-time Grand Prix racer for the last 14 seasons.
He spent three years in the 250cc category from 2007 onwards, before competing in the inaugural Moto2™ season in 2010, and it was here he enjoyed his most successful grand prix season to date.
The Czech rider finished third in the Japanese Grand Prix, which was his first grand prix podium in any class, before backing it up with his first and only GP win four rounds later at Valencia to end the season 10th overall.
His debut season in MotoGP™ has been the most successful since his 2011 switch to the category, scoring 64 championship points for 14th overall.
After a year in WorldSBK, his return to the premier class last season with the Aspar Ducati squad, recently renamed Angle Nieto Team, saw a best finish of seventh in the Dutch TT.
Abraham moves to Reale Avintia Racing in 2019, and will need to impress to ensure he remains in the MotoGP™ past the 2019 season.