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Rabat on how he became a World Champion

Rabat on how he became a World Champion

Newly crowned Moto2™ World Champion Tito Rabat spoke to the press immediately after he clinched the title at Sepang, reviewing his season and noting how hard work had taken him to the top.

The Marc VDS Racing Team rider has had a fantastic season in the intermediate class dominating the category and winning the title with a race to spare. With 10 pole positions and seven race wins to his name he is without doubt a deserving champion and his work ethic is recognised and praised throughout the paddock.

Reviewing his championship winning year, he said, “I started strong. I know I made mistakes, after Argentina in Jerez and Le Mans Kallio started to cut points back on me. After that I said to myself Tito you need to push. I reacted well. Then I arrived at Brno and it was a strange feeling, I knew I could just focus on me and ride. At Silverstone it was the best ride of my life, I never felt tired on the bike in that race. I just enjoyed it, the adrenaline was flowing in the body.”

“After this my mind changed a little. In Misano I knew it was not done. At my home race in Aragon there was a little bit too much pressure for me, like in Jerez. I was thinking about how to relieve the pressure, learning every day. After that I start to think just about the championship, the idea was just not to lose points.”

Regarding his tireless approach to training and preparation away from the track, a quality which has earned him praise from the likes of Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi, Rabat pointed out that it’s something which comes naturally to him. He trains extensively at the Almeria circuit in Spain whenever he can and also trains privately with the Marquez brothers on the dirt track.

Rabat commented, “I work hard because I want it. It’s what I want in my life. To come here, win races, win championships. I enjoy training with Marc, training with Alex. I went to Valentino’s ranch for one day and I enjoyed it a lot. I do it like this and I want more.”

Moto2, 2014, Tito Rabat, Marc VDS Racing Team

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