Rabat out for more points, aiming at Top 10
This coming weekend the MotoGP Championship returns to activity after nearly a month of hiatus caused by the tragic events in Japan on March 11, forcing Dorna to delay the Japanese Grand Prix, making the Grand Prix of Portugal the third round of the year and the second of the five events run on the Iberian Peninsula.
In all probability there’ll be rain during the three days of the GP where the Estoril circuit is, so there’s a good chance that Sunday’s race will be wet. Tito Rabat, who never had a good finish on this track, expects to continue his run of good results and score points for the third consecutive time. Both Blusens riders rely on their ability to achieve their goals thanks to their good performances in the previous race in Jerez, which was also spoiled by the rain.
34 TITO RABAT: “We started very well into the championship and I am very happy with how we did in the first two races, scoring in both and at Jerez in the wet which was not expected because it was the first time I rode in these conditions with the Moto2. Now we come to Estoril with the aim to keep learning and trying to fight for the top ten in a race which, as indicated by the forecasts, is also expected to be wet. We’ll try to keep learning to plan the weekend better so that we can get the most out of the tyres. We also have to improve the setting of the bike in the wet because it is almost certain that the three days will be in those conditions. Maybe on Saturday we’ll get lucky and it won’t rain.
During these weeks of inactivity I’ve been training with the bike, in the gym and also relaxed to disconnect a little, which is also important.
Estoril is a circuit which has not given me much joy; in 2010 I crashed while I was running in fourth after overtaking Pol Espargaro, and here I never managed to finish among the top ten. This is a good opportunity to try and change that. I hope that – even if the forecast says otherwise – the race will be in the dry, because in the wet it is easier to make some little mistake which takes you down.”
Source: Team BQR