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Rabat: “I put all my effort into that record lap”

Rabat: “I put all my effort into that record lap”

Tito Rabat secures just his second pole position of 2015 as he attempts to hold onto his Moto2™ crown.

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing’s Tito Rabat obliterated the Aragon GP lap record by over a second with a 1’52.232, easily taking pole position. The Moto2™ lap record had stood for four years, but on just his third flying lap Rabat broke it, quickly improving his time to set a new standard. The Spaniard not only holds the honour of having the lap record, but also the honour of being the first ever Moto2™ World Championship rider under the 1’53 bracket, though several others would join him by the end of the session.

Sunday will see Rabat attempt to stop Ajo Motorsport’s Johann Zarco from taking the 2015 Moto2™ World Title. Rabat must not finish more than 7 points behind Zarco in Sunday’s race if he hopes to cling to his title for another round. Aragon being a home round for Rabat gives him extra motivation, the pill of losing a world title much easier to swallow when not on home ground.

Tito Rabat: “I put all my effort into that record lap and it was a great feeling to see how fast I was, but also to know that it was fast enough for pole position. The lap time was set early in the session and I thought it would be good enough for pole, but you can never count Rins out. He is so fast and consistent and he got very close. Maybe a little too close at the end! I have had a really good feeling with the bike this weekend and I must thank my team and the guys at Öhlins for working hard to solve some of our recent problems and make me very competitive.”

Moto2, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, QP, Tito Rabat, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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