Expectations were low and criticism was high when Karel Abraham's move up to the premier class was announced last season.
At the time, he had yet to claim a podium in his six years of Grand Prix racing.
Abraham drew the ire of fans and journalists, who saw a talent for writing cheques rather than a talented Czech. His father is the owner of the Brno circuit and a successful pacemaker company near Brno, and there is no denying that it is cash that brought him into MotoGP this season.
Coincidentally, the news meant more focus on a peripheral figure in Moto2 last year, and he subsequentlyRead More »from Abraham’s rookie season exceeding expectations