Tito Rabat ready to resume rivalry with Kallio at Mugello

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The iconic Mugello circuit plays host to round six of the Moto2 World Championship this weekend -and Tito Rabat heads to Italy determined to continue the Marc VDS Racing Team’s 100% podium record in 2014 along with his rivalry with teammate Mika Kallio.

It’s a big ask for the two Marc VDS teammates as neither has ever finished on the podium at Mugello before. However, with four race wins and three podium finishes between them so far this season, that’s a situation both Kallio and Rabat are confident of rectifying this weekend in Italy.

Kallio is the rider on form at the moment, having taken back-to-back wins in Jerez and Le Mans to close to within seven points of his Marc VDS teammate at the top of the championship standings. But the Finn knows he will have a fight on his hands this weekend, as Rabat, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Sunday, looks to reaffirm his position as championship favourite.

Tito Rabat:
“We go to Mugello with the same aim as we’ve gone to every race so far this season; to win. I like the track, it’s one of my favourites on the Grand Prix calendar, but it hasn’t always been so kind to me in the past. This year is different though, as I feel better prepared than ever and we head to Italy off the back of two race wins and two podiums, which means the confidence is high. Mika has had two good races and has closed the gap at the top of the standings, but it’s still too early to be thinking about the championship. With 13 races still to go, we need to remain focussed on the race by race approach that has worked well for us so far this season.”

Source: Marc VDS Racing

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