Maybe the final position Tito Rabat achieved at the Misano Grand Prix doesn’t quite reflect the good work done by the rider of the Blusens-STX in this race. Yesterday he couldn’t get a good position on the grid due to a crash in qualifying and today he had a difficult start of the race which left him in 20th position after the first lap. But lap by lap Tito picked off his rivals and got into a pace that undoubtedly would have allowed him to fight for higher positions.
His temporary teammate Joan Olivé has completed the Grand Prix weekend as he significantly improved every time he climbed on the bike and managed a good rhythm in the race which left him satisfied with his return to the world championship.
34 TITO RABAT (11° +17.533): “I made a bad start and also during the first few laps I didn’t have a good feeling with the front wheel. As the laps passed it has improved and I could begin to pass riders and start the comeback. In the end I could not get into the top ten, but I am satisfied with the work done because I think I had a great pace, even when I had to overtake other riders I rode fast. Now we must continue working to get better results, because I am convinced that both the team and I have the potential to do it.”
6 Joan Olive (26º +1’07.053): “I’m happy because this is the first race of the year for me and also the first time riding the bike. On the first lap I had to avoid a crash and I was last, but my goal for the race was to keep improving and get a pace of 1’40. I got it for a good number of laps and I think it was a good performance, considering the circumstances. For me it was a pleasure to ride here and I want to thank the Blusens-STX team who have invited me to replace Yonny, who I want to send a greeting from here.”
Source: Team BQR
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