Zarco and Rabat score important points in Jerez
The Hublot Reale Avintia Racing Team finished the Gran Premio de Andalucía with a good result from Johann Zarco and Tito Rabat after crossing the line in 9th and 11th position respectively.
The French rider, who set the 15th fastest time of the session during qualifying, completed a great performance with a great comeback that allowed him to score seven important points. From the start, Zarco showed a good pace that allowed him to ride close to the ‘top-10’ throughout the race and finally managed to reach ninth position.
For his part, Tito Rabat crossed the line with just five seconds left in the top ten. The Barcelona-born rider, who made a great start, lost positions after making a mistake on the sixth corner of the track during the first lap. Despite this, Rabat managed to recover positions, moving up to 11th position, which helped him to add five more points to his tally.
The Hublot Reale Avintia Racing Team will take on the next round of the season at the Automotodrom on August 7, 8 and 9.
JOHANN ZARCO – P9
“A 9th position is always a good result to take. Compare last week, I got an improvements and still the race has been anyway difficult. I had a good feeling at the beginning, but few tenths was missing during three or four laps, defining the possibility to go on a low 39 or a high 38. This has been even a better race, I have to manage some mistakes that I did during the race that sometimes make you crash. I have finished on a nine position, the results are coming and giving all time the best is the only way to understand the things. It has been firsts two week pretty good, now we are going to Czech Republic, I hope that I will take all this information and doing it even better in Brno. I think the Ducati will have some more advantages on a bigger track so I look forward to see our lever on Czech Republic.”
TITO RABAT – P11
“Today we have done a good start, I went well until turn 6, where I went outside because I did not brake and I had more riders ahead. As for race pace, well, but with respect our teammate we are missing two tenth per lap, which I have to find. Today was a physically important test, which we finished well. Now the important thing is to rest and think about the next race in Brno”