Tito Rabat finished 11th with a brilliant ride from 22nd on the grid in a physically demanding race before a near capacity crowd of... Superb points finish for Tito Rabat in France.

Tito Rabat finished 11th with a brilliant ride from 22nd on the grid in a physically demanding race before a near capacity crowd of 104,000 spectators.

The sunny and warm race day was a bonus for Rabat who started calmly from the last row of the grid and executed a patient race plan to score his best result of the season so far. Rabat finished just 1.7s out of tenth place behind Andrea Iannone.

Rabat is now on 13 points in the championship, in advance of the next race, the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Tito Rabat: 11th

“This is a good result for me, the best of the season so far especially because qualifying was a disaster and the struggle I had to adapt to the bike in the variable weather conditions. What I learned today was that it is better to stay calm in the race and be in a position to see things more clearly. At the end the race I was able to be ahead of the Aprilias and KTMs and close to Andrea Iannone. Now I am looking forward to the test this week in Barcelona and then to Mugello for the race.”

Source – Marc VDS