2013 MotoGP: Luca Scassa Confirmed as Karel Abraham Replacement through Valencia
We reported earlier about Karel Abraham forced to sit out from racing with his family-run team Cardion AB. The Czech rider will undergo a shoulder surgery in early October, to treat his Indianapolis injury, and decided to fully recover until the winter testing.
Marco Grana, Chief Mechanic at Cardion AB Motoracing told MotoGP.com that the team had to alter the bike for Scassa's stature, as the Italian is both taller and heavier than Karel.
Scassa is a newbie in the Premiere Class, but his maiden race was truly great. After starting from the 22nd grid position, he managed not only to bring the bike back home, but to climb up to the 17th place, despite being caught in the Laverty – Petrucci incident and losing a lot of time with it.
Now, jumping on a MotoGP bike and finishing a race 2 positions away from scoring points is truly amazing and it's easy to understand why Cardion AB wants him.
Scassa is 30-year-old and is a Supersport rider. He also mentions his left shoulder is sore because of the effort he made on the left-handed circuit at Aragon, but he's quite happy with the bike and his first race.
4 rounds before the 2013 season ends, I'm thinking about how great would it be seeing Scassa achieving some points,why not more than the 5 Karel Abraham has now. And maybe we get to see two Cardion AB bikes on the grid in 2014!