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Rabat: “Luck is not going our way at the moment”

Rabat: “Luck is not going our way at the moment”

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat fought back superbly from the back of a 30-strong Moto2™ field to claim 12th.

Rabat grabbed the holeshot from Johann Zarco on the short run into the first turn, but as the pair exchanged overtakes in the second and third corner, Rabat ran off track at the fast entry to the back straight and dropped from second to last.

Much to the delight of a crowd of nearly 51,000 fans, the Spaniard embarked on a stunning charge back through the field and he finished 12th, just over three seconds away from the top six.

Today’s 23-lap race was another valuable experience gathering mission for Alex Marquez, who battled from 20th on the grid to secure a third successive points scoring finish of his rookie season in 15th.

Tito Rabat:
“Obviously I am not happy to finish 12th because I am sure I had the pace to fight for the podium. I got a really good start and was battling with Zarco when he came underneath me at turn three and I had to run off track. From that point it was damage limitation and I am happy to be only 0.5s behind 10th. Luck is not going our way at the moment but I am sure it will change soon and I am looking forward to a good race in front of my home fans in Jerez next time out.”

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, RAC, Tito Rabat, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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