Tito Rabat makes progress in Aragon practice
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat made decent progress on the opening day of MotoGP practice at the Motorland Aragon track in Spain today.
A crash at turn two in this morning’s FP1 session didn’t take the gloss of an encouraging start to round 14 for Rabat, who finished 15th quickest with a best time of 1’50.816.
But last year’s Moto2 race winner at Motorland Aragon was unable to make similar headway in muggy conditions in this afternoon’s second session.
Rabat did improve his pace by almost 0.2s but he slipped three places down the rankings to 18th, with the front-end issues that have troubled the 27-year-old in recent races again stalling his charge up the leaderboard.
Tito Rabat: 18th – 1’50.649
“This morning was a positive start to the weekend and I felt very confident. I followed some riders to learn this difficult track on a MotoGP machine quicker and I did some laps alone too and I was satisfied with my rhythm. As good as I felt on the bike, it is just impossible for me to go fast. We will try again tomorrow but the lack of confidence with the front-end is what is holding me back.”
Source: Marc VDS Racing