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Karel Abraham shows off 2013 CRT livery

By Matthew Birt -

MotoGP

 28 January 2013 16:54

Karel Abraham has shown off the new livery that he will run on the Cardion AB Aprilia CRT machine in this year’s MotoGP world championship.

The Czech Republic rider unveiled the new design at a special launch in Prague before he heads off to the first test of 2013 in Sepang next week.

Abraham has switched to an Aprilia ART machine in the CRT category after a disastrous 2012 campaign on a satellite Ducati Desmosedici.

He was 14th in the overall rankings last season and scored a best of seventh in a rain-hit final round at the Ricardo Tormo track in Valencia.

Looking ahead to 2013, Abraham said: “My goal is to always be one of the best CRT riders. And I believe there will be several opportunities during the season to race against the prototypes, since there are circuits where the differences between CRT bikes and prototypes are eliminated. I had a very good feeling about ART at Valencia during first testing, especially its cornering performance. We should have a better engine now and I cannot wait to ride the bike at Sepang.”