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Rabat: “I need to work on my riding technique”

Rabat: “I need to work on my riding technique”

Clear areas of improvement for Tito Rabat as he prepares to race in front of his home crowd for the first time at a MotoGP™ rider.

After three races in three different continents, round four of the MotoGP™ World Championship marks a return to Europe for the Gran Premio Red Bull de España. With three successive point scoring finishes in the first three races, Tito Rabat has been able to steadily build his confidence aboard the Honda RC213V. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Rabat are the only Honda riders to score in all three rounds so far. Each round has seen Rabat and his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS crew make big steps forward and as such Rabat is hoping to challenge the top ten in Jerez. Races in Spain have almost always seen Rabat go well with four of his 13 Moto2™ victories taking place on Spanish soil.

Improvements still need to be made despite the solid start. Rabat feels his riding style needs work in order to gain time under acceleration. Fortunately Jerez is a faster, flowing circuit and heavy acceleration should only hinder him in a minority of corners. Jack Miller, Rabat’s teammate, will remain a good benchmark for the Spaniard’s progress and beating him yet again would add another feather to Rabat’s cap.

Tito Rabat: “After the last round in Texas we understood clearly the point where we are struggling the most and that is accelerating of the slow corners with lean angle. I need to work on my riding technique to improve in that area and the team will also try and help me gain some time under acceleration with the setting of the bike and electronics. Jerez is a fast track and luckily we will only suffer from this weak point in three or four corners, so I’m optimistic of a strong weekend. Racing in Spain always gives me extra motivation and I will be trying my hardest like always to get the most positive result possible. I think we can make another step and try and be closer to the front.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2016, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE ESPAÑA, Tito Rabat, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

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