Crashes and confidence building for Tito Rabat on day one at Misano
Hot and humid conditions at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli meant the opening day of practice for round 13 of the MotoGP World Championship proved problematic for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat.
Spaniard Rabat suffered a fast crash in FP1 this morning at turn 13 and he took another tumble at turn 14 in the considerably hotter conditions in the early part of the second 45-minute session.
The remainder of the session was a confidence building exercise for the Spaniard, who rode with typical determination and courage to overcome a lack of grip and feeling to set a best time of 1’43.725.
That was a big improvement of almost 0.6s from the 2014 Moto2 World Champion.
Tito Rabat: 21st – 1’34.725
“I had a few issues with front feeling this morning and I was lucky to escape without injury after the fast crash at turn 13. The hotter conditions this afternoon made the track very difficult and unfortunately I had another crash. After that it was difficult for me to recover my confidence, but when the situation is complicated like now all you can do is remain motivated and keep pushing on track. I improved my pace at the end of FP2 but clearly it is not enough. I am giving my all and so is my crew, so it is difficult to understand what more we can do. But I will keep trying and be as best prepared as I can for the race on Sunday.
Source: Marc VDS Racing