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Rabat: “I didn’t have any physical problems"

Rabat: “I didn’t have any physical problems'

Eighth fastest despite a recently plated collarbone simply wasn’t good enough for Rabat, annoyed by a crash.

A training accident left Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing) with a broken collarbone and damaged finger. Despite this the reigning Moto2™ Champion was determined to race in Germany, Friday practice showed the rest of the field that even injured Rabat is one to be feared. Rabat is known for staying out for long runs standing entire practice sessions and despite his less than fully fit state he once again spent FP1 lapping the Sachsenring multiple times.

Unfortunately FP2 did not go to plan for Rabat who fell at Turn 8 although luckily the Spaniard was unhurt. One of the greatest dangers when racing injured is crashing and making the injury worse, as happened to Jorge Lorenzo in 2013 when he broke his collar bone before the Sachsenring. Despite the crash and the injury Rabat set a 1’25.195 to end Friday eighth faster overall and just 0.168s from the top of the time sheets.

Tito Rabat: “I am disappointed with the result this afternoon but I am not so far away. I was lucky I didn’t aggravate my collarbone injury in the crash because I didn’t get any pain. It was a stupid crash but it can happen. The good thing is I was able to do a lot of laps this morning and I didn’t have any physical problems with the shoulder at all, so Dr Mir and his staff did a fantastic job with the surgery last weekend.”

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