Mission accomplished for Tito Rabat in Qatar
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Tito Rabat and Jack Miller accomplished their pre-race goal of finishing inside the points at the end of tonight’s MotoGP encounter at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
Racing Michelin tyres and the new unified software for the first time, Rabat and Miller gained crucial experience in the 22-lap race, with both overcoming a difficult practice and qualifying to finish 15th and 14th respectively.
Rabat gained precious experience on his Honda RC213V debut and a solid ride inside the top 15 has given him good reason to be optimistic of a stronger challenge when the World Championship resumes in Argentina on April 3.
Tito Rabat: 15th
“It wasn’t an easy race but to finish inside the points gives us something to build on for the early part of the season. I’ve got to say a huge thanks to my crew because they have worked so hard in these last days to improve my confidence with the bike. The gap to the winner is bigger than we expected but this is all part of the learning process in what is the top class in the world. We gained a lot of experience and information here and I have a much better understanding of what I need to be faster. I will keep pushing with the same effort as always. Nobody said it was going to be easy but it is harder than I thought. We are here to learn and improve and I have no doubt I will do it.”
Source – Team Estrella Galicia