Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Jack Miller opened the second half of the MotoGP World Championship with a determined ride into 14th place in today’s Czech Republic Grand Prix.
The 22-lap race was started on a damp but quickly drying track as the threat of rain failed to materialise.
The conditions contributed to a thrilling and at times confusing race as riders tried to pick the right moment to stop for a bike swap and slick tyres.
Rabat started 21st and was running a strong pace on rain tyres before making a later pit stop than Miller for slicks. Rabat played it safe to ensure he finished the race, just one second behind Ducati rival Scott Redding.
Tito Rabat: 17th
“The opening laps on rain tyres I did very well but after the change of bike to slicks I struggled a lot and made some mistakes trying to stay with the group. This track is not easy for me especially when I am riding alone. The main problem is a lack of feeling from the rear. At one point I had the possibility to follow Zarco and Lorenzo but I was too much on the limit to run the same pace. But we are working hard to understand the issue and I will never stop trying and I am now looking forward to the next race in Austria.”
Source – Marc VDS
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