Tito Rabat battles tricky conditions at Assen
Team Estrella Galicia Marc VDS 0,0 riders Jack Miller and Tito Rabat were thrown into the deep end with tricky conditions in a rain hit qualifying session for tomorrow’s Dutch TT.
The rain that had threatened since Friday morning arrived just before qualifying after both Miller and Rabat had performed strongly in the morning FP3 session in dry conditions.
For Rabat the wet qualifying session was a rare opportunity for the MotoGP rookie to familiarise himself with the Honda RC213V on rain tyres.
For tomorrow’s 26-lap race on the iconic 4.5km Assen layout both Miller and Rabat will move forward one spot on the grid because of a rear-of-grid penalty imposed on Andrea Iannone who qualified ninth.
Tito Rabat: 20th – 1’49.779
“Today I felt better in the dry FP3 session and I have improved my performance every time I have gone out on the track. I also felt comfortable in the rain during qualifying and then as the track dried I thought I could go a little faster but decided it was safer not to risk too much in the conditions. I have a good feeling in both the wet and the dry so I have some confidence for the race no matter the weather conditions.”
Source – Team Estrella Galicia