Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat finished a morale-boosting 14th in today’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Rabat rode a controlled race at the 4.8km Twin Ring Motegi, one of his least favourite venues on the calendar.
The performance was a reward for Rabat’s willingness to learn in his rookie season in the premier class and he fully deserved his two championship points.
Starting 18th on the grid Rabat stuck to his plan of riding his Honda RC213V within his limits and it paid handsome dividends five laps from the finish when he moved ahead of factory Honda rider Hiroshi Aoyama to secure fourteenth.
The Australian GP is the second leg of three consecutive flyaway races.
Tito Rabat: 14th
“I am very happy for this 14th position after scoring zero points at the past two races. I was very focussed this weekend on understanding my limit and finishing the race to learn more about MotoGP and I did this. Two points at Motegi, which is not an easy track for me, is great for the team and now I want to take this feeling to Australia next week and continue to improve.”
Source: Marc VDS Racing
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