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Rabat: “The surgery was only a few days ago”

Rabat: “The surgery was only a few days ago”

Despite breaking his collarbone in a training crash, Tito Rabat is ready to race in Germany and be competitive despite recent surgery.

A heavy crash while training at the Almeria circuit on Saturday left Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing) with a broken collarbone. Fortunately Rabat was able to receive treatment quickly and had the bone plated soon after. The Sachsenring is the last race before the mid season break which will allow Rabat to recover fully.

Sachsenring is a physically demanding circuit with many right hand corners and very few straights on which to relax, luckily for Rabat there are only a small number of hard braking areas. It is in hard braking zones that an injured such as a broken collarbone is most likely to be aggravated. To date Rabat’s best finish in Germany has been fourth in both the 2010 125cc race and in 2014’s Moto2™ race. Sachsenring is also the only circuit currently on the calendar in which the Spaniard has not had a podium in Moto2™.

Tito Rabat: “The surgery was only a few days ago but I’m back in training already and the shoulder feels good. It’s difficult to know how it will feel on the bike until I actually try it on Friday, but I think the only issue will be under hard braking and there isn’t so much of that at the Sachsenring. The important thing this weekend will be to manage the sessions and not put too much stress on the injury ahead of the race. Other than that the approach will be the same as every other weekend; to do our best and try to finish as high up the order as possible on Sunday. It would be nice to finish on the podium this weekend, as Sachsenring is now the only circuit on the calendar at which I haven’t achieved this in Moto2, but we will see.”

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