Season best qualifying for Tito Rabat at sunny Spielberg
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat scored a season-best qualifying position to claim 18th on the grid for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Benefitting from the recent two-day test session at the 4.31km Spielberg circuit Rabat sliced four seconds from his opening FP1 time.
Conditions for qualifying were dramatically warmer than for Friday’s chilly opening FP1 session with track temperatures up by a massive 24 degrees under sunny and clear skies.
This enabled Rabat to take full advantage of his increasing front-confidence in his rookie season aboard the Honda RC213V and target a solid haul of points in the 28-lap race.
Tito Rabat: 18th – 1’26.665
“In general I am a little disappointed even though I got my best qualifying position of the season so far. I always want more but this is a good confidence boost for me. My target now is to believe in myself and do my own race and score some good points and continue to learn more about MotoGP. Today with the team we made a good step forward and it is important to do this to be closer to the front.”
Source: Marc VDS Racing