Tito Rabat increases the pace in Qatar
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Tito Rabat and Jack Miller continued to make important progress on the second night of practice for the opening round of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar.
Former Moto2 World Champion Tito Rabat made big strides in his quest to improve front-end feeling after working closely with crew chief Chris Pike to find a more confidence-inspiring machine setting. The Spaniard’s hard work was instantly rewarded with a lap of 1.56.625 in FP3 knocking an impressive 0.8s off his benchmark time from earlier in the evening. He finished tonight’s action one place behind Miller in 18th.
Tito Rabat: 18th – 1’56.625
“I am satisfied because we made a really big step with my confidence on the bike and that was one of our main goals for the two sessions today. We made some changes for the first session that didn’t really work but more modifications for FP3 were much better and I had much more trust with the front tyre. We are making small steps but it is important to being moving forward and that’s what we’ve done. The important thing for me is to try and reduce the gap to the front guys and that’s what I am doing. It is still too far but MotoGP is a very difficult class and we know I need time. All I can do is stay calm and keep my confidence to pushing always.”
Source – Team Estrella Galicia