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Rabat: “I had a lot of fun riding the bike”

Rabat: “I had a lot of fun riding the bike”

Tito Rabat topped the combined timesheets on Friday after setting the fastest ever lap by a moto2™ bike around MotorLand Aragon.

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Rabat made a flying start to the 100th Moto2 World Championship race weekend at the fast and technical Motorland Aragon track today.

Rabat was second and just over 0.1s off top spot in FP1 before the Spaniard delivered a stunning record lap of 1.53.164 this afternoon to finish over a tenth inside of the four-year-old circuit best lap set by Marc Marquez.

Nobody has scored more podium finishes in the six-year history of the Moto2™ category than Rabat, and his bid for a 32nd top three could not have got off to a better start, with the 26-year-old ending the opening day of practice 0.135s clear of his closest challenger.

Rabat needs to finish within 7 points of championship leader Johann Zarco in the race on Sunday stop the Frenchman lifting the title with four races spare.

Tito Rabat: “Today was a really good day. I had a lot of fun riding the bike and I am happy with my pace. It is always good to be on record pace on the first day and the track will only improve and get more grip, so I think it will be a possibility that we can get into the 1.52s tomorrow. I have a good feeling with the bike from the tests we did here and I am confident, so hopefully the minimum we can do is fight for the podium.”

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