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Rabat: “He crashed and took me with him”

Rabat: “He crashed and took me with him”

The GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland was a tough and disappointing weekend for Rabat, battling his broken collarbone to disappointment.

Sunday’s race at the Sachsenring initially seemed like it would be an almost fairy tale return for Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing), the Spaniard battling for a podium. Rabat had picked his way through the field after a poor start and was in third heading into Turn 13 on the last lap, but then disaster struck. Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing) had been dicing with Rabat for third and made one final ditch attempt to claim his maiden podium, unfortunately sliding off and taking Rabat down with him.

The pair landed heavily but were fortunately unharmed, Rabat did go to the medical centre for checks on his collarbone but no major damage was found. Clearly it was a disappointing race for Rabat who now slips further behind Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) in the World Championship, the gap widening to 65 points. With the summer break now on, Rabat has time to fully recover from his injuries and refocus as defending his Moto2™ crown will be tall order.

After the weekend Rabat had a CAT scan to cofirm his collarbone was OK, fortunatley the plate was unaffected.

Tito Rabat: “I didn’t get a great start, but I was able to improve my position in the early stages, despite getting involved in a big battle with Corsi and Kallio as I tried to chase the leading group. I had some pain in my shoulder in the hard braking areas and in my back through the first part of the track, bur once clear I was able to chip away at the gap to the front, to get a little bit closer with every lap. Eventually I caught Morbidelli, passed him for third and was lining myself up to get the best drive out of the final turn when he crashed and took me with him. We were in a difficult position this weekend, but I think we did a good job overall and for that I have to thank the team. Now I have some time to recover so that I’m back at full power for Indy.”

Moto2, 2015, GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, RAC, Tito Rabat, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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@marcvdsracing - 5 years ago

After a medical check @TitoRabat will not require surgery on his collarbone. He did however sustain a cracked rib in yesterday’s crash.

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