Tito Rabat completed his rookie MotoGP season with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS with 17th place after finding an impressive burst of extra... Tito Rabat closes down a challenging season with 17th at Valencia

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Tito Rabat completed his rookie MotoGP season with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS with 17th place after finding an impressive burst of extra pace in the race.

Rabat has been unfazed by the pressure of his first year in MotoGP and took some valuable lessons away from Valencia in a tight battle with Eugene Laverty over the final laps. At the finish Rabat was just three seconds behind teammate Miller.

Rabat finished the season on 29 points and 21st in the standings.

Preparations for the 2017 season begin at Valencia on Tuesday with Rabat scheduled for the end-of-season two-day test.

Tito Rabat: 17th
“My priority was to not crash and finish the race so it has been a positive end to the season for me, I have learnt a lot. I had good feeling after a couple of laps and was able to make a good pace but as the tyres went down I lost some feeling. But I had a good battle with Kallio, Baz and finally Laverty and we touched a couple of times in the final laps. But I stayed calm and confident and understood where I can make improvements in the future. Now I’m looking forward to the test here on Tuesday to begin preparations for next season.”

Source: Marc VDS Racing