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Rabat: “We’ll need to keep an eye on the weather”

Rabat: “We’ll need to keep an eye on the weather”

Tito Rabat is wary of the British weather as he tries to claw back points on Johann Zarco at Silverstone.

Rabat took a hard fought second place in the Czech Republic, but heads to Silverstone with the top step of the podium well and truly in his sights. The 26-year-old Spaniard, who won from the second row of the grid at Silverstone last year, currently trails championship leader Johann Zarco by 79 points, a gap he is keen to close this weekend in Great Britain.

But it’s not just Zarco that Rabat has his eye on. The Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider reclaimed second place in the championship standings in Brno, but leads his compatriot Alex Rins by just a single point, a margin that he is determined to increase at Silverstone.

Tito Rabat: “Silverstone is really one of my favourite tracks. It’s old style, very wide but quite technical, with a good variety of corners, both fast and slow, together with some long straights, hard braking areas and chicanes. It’s a track at which the rider can make a big difference and I always enjoy racing at Silverstone. We’ll need to keep an eye on the weather, like always in England, but the forecast looks good at the moment and even if it does rain, it’s not so much of an issue as this is a track that retains a lot of grip in the wet. I’m happy to be racing at Silverstone this weekend and I will be pushing hard to improve on the result in Brno.”

Moto2, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Tito Rabat, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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