MotoGP: Karel Abraham Joins Avintia

The MotoGP 2019 grid is shaping up nicely after yet another announcement was made today, this time Czech rider Karel Abraham.

Karel Abraham will leave the Aspar team for 2019 as he is set to replace Belgium’s Xavier Simeon at the Avintia team.

Avintia signed Xavier Simeon on a 1+1 deal for 2018 and 2019 but after poor performances so far in 2018, his +1 will be removed and replaced by Karel Abraham.


Karel Abraham made his debut on the 125cc’s in 2005 and moved up to the 250cc class after 2 years. The Czech rider then moved up into Moto2 for 2010 bagging a podium at Japan and winning a race at the final round at Valencia.

Karel then moved up to MotoGP in 2011 with his own team on a Ducati. He then moved to a Honda for 2014 and 2015 before moving back to the Ducati in 2017 after a season in World Superbikes with Shaun Muir’s Milwaukee Aprilia.

Karel’s best result so far in 2018 came at the Catalan round where he finished in 13th.

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