Tito Rabat satisfied with progress in Argentina
Much of this morning’s FP1 was spent waiting for grip levels on the greasy 4.608km track to improve, with no racing activity taking place at the Termas de Rio Hondo venue since last December.
Lap times were well over four seconds off last year’s fastest race pace this morning and as a result rookie Tito Rabat opted for a risk free approach while adjusting his lines and braking markers on the Honda RC213V machine.
Rabat quickly mastered the rapidly improving track conditions and at one stage in FP2 he’d climbed up to 12th with an improvement of close to 2.5s from FP1.
He ended the day 18th overall but satisfied with progress made in helping him gain more confidence on the RC213v machine.
Tito Rabat: 18th – 1’43.538
“I don’t think 18th on the timesheets reflects what a positive day it was here in Argentina. I feel I’ve made a step with my confidence on the bike but the gap to the top group is still too big. They are unbelievably fast but I have to look at the positives and we are making progress. I am comfortable that I can be faster and closer and the encouraging thing of today was the level of Honda is very high. I’m trying my hardest to be up there too.”
Source – Team Estrella Galicia