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Rabat: “It was another difficult race”

Rabat: “It was another difficult race”

More points for Tito Rabat in a physically demanding Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas as he ends in 13th.

Starting from 20th on the grid, Tito Rabat made a safe start to the race and picked his way through to 17th by the third lap. He would continue to steadily make his way around the Circuit of the Americas, benefiting from a number of crashes as he soon found himself at the back of a battle for 12th place with Eugene Laverty (Aspar MotoGP Team) and Yonny Hernandez (Aspar MotoGP Team). On lap 19 he was able to slip past Hernandez and began to pressure Laverty for 12th in the race in the closing lap. His attack would fail, but Rabat was still able to end the Americas GP in 13th and score three more valuable points. This is Rabat's second best finish in the premier class and his third straight race in the points.

Moving up to the premier class hasn’t been easy for the former Moto2™ World Champion, but he continues to learn with each session out on track. Each race has seen Rabat edge closer and closer, proving in Austin that he can battle with much more experienced riders than himself.

Tito Rabat: “It was another difficult race but we are improving all of the time. In Qatar I was alone and last but in the last two races I’ve managed to battle with some much more experienced riders and that is a big positive. I find it difficult to overtake in the first laps because I have a lot of movement from the front and it is easy to make a mistake. I need to finish and learn and that’s what I did again, so I am happy with my own job and also the job of the team. I had a good battle with Laverty and picked up some tips where I can be stronger. I passed Yonny and almost passed Laverty on the last lap but just couldn’t quite find a way through. Now I am looking forward to returning to Europe and being fully prepared for Jerez, which is a race I am really looking forward to.”

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