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Tito Rabat admits it would have been great to get pole position at his home Grand Prix, but he is happy with his pace for Sunday’s race.
Reigning World Champion Rabat secured a sixth front row start of the season aboard his Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex machine, after the Moto2 field delivered yet another record-breaking qualifying session in Barcelona this afternoon.
Rabat brilliantly brushed aside niggling technical issues that have hampered his preparations to lap under the 2012 pole position record held by Marc Marquez. And his stunning best lap of 1.46.123 was only 0.228s away from securing the Spaniard a 15th career pole position.
Rabat will start tomorrow’s 23-lap race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from third position confident that he can take a second successive win of 2015 to close the 31-point deficit to pole man Johann Zarco.
Tito Rabat: “It would have been great to get pole position for my home race but it certainly wasn’t through a lack of trying. The lap times at the front are incredibly fast again, so I can’t be disappointed to be on the front row. I have a really good feeling with the bike but I know we can improve to make me faster. I’ve got great support this weekend and I will be giving my maximum to fight for the win.”
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