Tito Rabat searching for confidence in Qatar after pre-season crashes
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Tito Rabat and Jack Miller have completed a busy first free practice session in advance of the season opening Qatar Grand Prix.
Both Rabat and Miller will be making their first MotoGP appearances for the team aboard a pair of Honda RC213Vs in Sunday’s race.
Rabat, 2014 Moto2 World Champion, is a MotoGP rookie. His focus is to find a confidence-inspiring set up for his Honda RC213V after a bruising series of front-end crashes during the pre-season test in Qatar. He did not push for a lap time today and finished 20th.
Track conditions were less than ideal after heavy rain showers hit the Losail circuit the day prior to the first free practice session.
Tito Rabat: 20th – 1’57.916
“We tried a different direction from the test but I still lack confidence on the front, I feel I am always on the limit. We made some big changes but we need to look at some different set up options for tomorrow. At the moment it makes no sense to push and have another crash, we still have two more sessions and plenty of time to find some solutions.”
Source – Team Estrella Galicia