The Aspar Team and Karel Abraham will continue together in 2018, it has been announced. The Czech rider will contest his second season with the Spanish outfit after showing a high level of performance already in 2017, with a great run of form including top tens, a front row start and appearances in Q2. Abraham rode the Ducati GP15 to his career best result at Assen, where he crossed the line in seventh.

Jorge Martínez “Aspar”, General Manager: 

“For the Aspar Team it is a source of satisfaction to renew with Karel Abraham. When we signed him last year we felt he could do a good job but the results he have achieved have been a very positive surprise. He has done much better than we expected, right from preseason, and as the races have gone by he has continued to improve and achieve great results. We think we can continue to improve with him in the future. It is a simple choice, he is happy with the team and we are happy with him, so we are going to continue in the same way and chase even bigger goals.”

Karel Abraham:

“I am very happy to have re-signed with the Aspar Team and to continue with the same group of people is very important to me. I am very happy, I am already looking forward to a new challenge next season but right now I need to concentrate on the rest of this season, which is the most important. As I said, I am very happy, but we have to focus on the here and now.”