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Rabat: “I need to use opening laps to find a good rhythm”

Rabat: “I need to use opening laps to find a good rhythm”

Tito Rabat previews the second round of the 2015 Moto2™ World Championship at COTA in Austin, Texas.

The Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider heads to Texas determined to get his title defence back on track, having crashed out of the opening race in Qatar after just three laps following a collision with Simone Corsi. The reigning Moto2™ World Champion has twice finished second at the Circuit of the Americas, but heads into the second round of the 2015 season determined to go one better and aiming for the top step of the podium.

Tito Rabat:
“We head to Austin knowing we have the pace to run at the front, but I need to remember this in the race. In Qatar I maybe made some mistakes; I saw Lowes and Zarco going away on the opening lap and I pushed too hard, too early. In Austin I need to use the opening laps to find a good rhythm and only then start to push, as this is what worked for me last season. The first time we raced in Austin I finished second and it was the same last year. Hopefully, this time around, I can go one better and fight for the win. That is the goal anyway.”

Michael Bartholemy - Team Principal:
“Tito can’t afford to make any mistakes this weekend if he is to get his title defence back on track. Unforced errors cost him dear in Qatar and he was lucky that his main title rivals also suffered with bad luck in the race. In Texas he needs to reassert his authority on the championship with a trouble free weekend and a podium finish on Sunday.”

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Moto2, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, Tito Rabat, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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