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Rabat: “I never really got one good lap”

Rabat: “I never really got one good lap”

Tito Rabat made the most of mixed conditions in Phillip Island, furthering his understanding of riding in the wet.

As the only rookie in the MotoGP™ World Championship in 2016, Tito Rabat has a lot to learn. While many riders decided to stay inside their pit boxes, the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider was amongst the first on track as he set about improving his understanding of the electronics in the wet. While the track was not fully wet, Rabat and his team were able to gain at least a basic understanding. Throughout the day there were several periods where slicks could be fitted, but Rabat felt he was never able to get a single good lap and produced a 1’35.273 good enough for 11th. Rabat remains hopeful for better conditions on Thursday with current forecasts predicting rain on the final day.

Tito Rabat: “We were limited with what we could do today by the weather, but it was still a positive first day. This morning I learnt a lot about how the electronics work in wet conditions, even if the track was never fully wet. The dry time was short today and I never really got one good lap, but it was a good opportunity to get the feeling with the rear hard tyre. We need dry track time more than anything, so I hope the Australian weather will be kind to us tomorrow and Friday.”

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