Tito Rabat’s Aragon weekend hopes scuppered with DNF
Tito Rabat was left to reflect on a missed opportunity to score points for the ninth race in 14 on Sunday afternoon when he fell out of contention on lap 17 of the Aragon Grand Prix.
A crash in the morning’s 20-minute warm-up session meant Rabat adopted a cautious approach in the early laps while he assessed grip levels in temperatures that were significantly cooler than yesterday’s baking hot qualifying.
The Spaniard’s confidence soared throughout the race and he was poised to attack for the top 15 when he crashed out unhurt at turn 5.
Tito Rabat: DNF
“My confidence wasn’t that high for the race after the crash in the cool conditions this morning in the warm-up. I made a bad start and I was pretty cautious in the first two laps because I was worried about a lack of feeling from the front tyre. Once I got in my rhythm I felt quite comfortable and was improving my pace but once again I lost the front and crashed. It is very disappointing because I could have finished inside the points today. It is clear we have to make some changes to improve the feeling with the front because I crashed losing the front three times in Misano and the same again here in Aragon. It means something is wrong and we have to keep working to find a solution because I am running out of leathers!”
Source: Marc VDS Racing