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Rabat to run at home race

Rabat to run at home race

Spanish rider Esteve Rabat will return to action this weekend at his home track, after missing the past two Grands Prix with an arm injury.

Spanish rider Esteve Rabat will return to action this weekend at his home track, after missing the past two Grands Prix with an arm injury. Rabat inflicted the damage upon himself in a crash during practice for the race at Le Mans, and was advised against competing at Mugello last weekend.

Rabats Team Manager in the Repsol Honda team, Raul Jara, spoke to motogp.com to give an insight into his riders condition.

Esteve is still less than 100%, but he is very eager to ride in this race. We will see what happens in tomorrows practice session before judging whether he will be able to compete in the race, because he may decide that it will be too difficult.

The injury came at an unfortunate time for Tito, coming straight after his maiden podium finish at Shanghai. In his absence, team-mate Bradley Smith also took his first rostrum place with a third position at Le Mans, and Jara sees the possibility of both riders having a good race in Catalunya.

Its nearly a home race for Bradley, having competed here many times in the CEV Spanish Championship. I think they can do well here, but you never know in racing; its an unpredictable world.

Tags:
125cc, 2007, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Tito Rabat

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