Tito Rabat satisfied with progress in Assen

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Tito Rabat

Team Estrella Galicia Marc VDS 0,0 riders Jack Miller and Tito Rabat made solid progress on the opening day of a historic Dutch TT weekend at Assen today.

Two full dry sessions under grey and threatening skies allowed Miller and Rabat to concentrate on fine-tuning the race set-up of their RC213V machinery in preparation for a 26-lap MotoGP encounter on Sunday in front of what is expected to be a sell-out crowd.

One of the biggest improvements at the start of the 86th Dutch TT, which will be staged on a Sunday for the first time in its history, came from Spanish rider Rabat.

Back to full fitness after his recent left collarbone injury problems, Rabat used this morning’s 45-minute session to familiarise himself with the fast and flowing 4.5km layout on a MotoGP machine.

He put the experience gained in FP1 to good use in the second session by dropping his pace by an impressive 1.3s.

Tito Rabat: 21st – 1’36.582
“It wasn’t an easy opening day here in Assen but sometimes it is like this. We have plenty of work to do but I am lacking a bit of confidence with the bike. It is a bit strange but I think I have to try and be calm and build back to the level I know I can show. Assen is a very fast track and if you are lacking a little bit of confidence to commit and push in some sections then you lose a lot of time. I’ll sit down with the team tonight and review the situation and hopefully we can be much stronger tomorrow.”

Source – Team Estrella Galicia

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