MotoGP GP of Germany – Sachsenring
The weekend at the Sachsenring has been difficult for Reale Avintia Racing riders so far. Even though the weather in Germany has been almost perfect with sunny and warm conditions, Tito Rabat and Xavier Simeon are not satisfied with their performances in qualifying for tomorrow’s 30-lap-race.
The Spanish rider was not able to fight for a place in Q2 in this mornings FP3 and things were no different in Q1. He tried his best, but Rabat couldn’t break the 1’20 minute barrier. On Sunday, he will start the race from the seventh row of the grid.
Simeon was disappointed because he is far from the fastest riders. Following a positive test in Barcelona, the Reale Avintia Belgian rider was expecting more at Assen and more again at the Sachsenring, where he won the race in Moto2 back in 2015. Nevertheless, Xavi is confident for the race, as he has a decent pace. If he starts well, he expects to be able to put up a fight within a group of riders.
The MotoGP race is scheduled for 2pm.
Tito Rabat | 1'21.546 | P19
“So far the weekend has been difficult, but the race is tomorrow and we have some ideas to try during the warm-up session that should help me to find more rear grip. The set-up of the bike is okay, we have the right tyres and everything is set to fight for a good result tomorrow, and this is the most important thing.”
“I’m disappointed because we are very far behind. After Catalunya, where we made a step forward, I was hoping to do better, but we dropped back again. Sachsenring has been always good for me and I can’t understand why I’m so slow. The most important thing is that my pace is not so bad comparing with Thomas Lüthi or Stefan Bradl, so I hope, if my tyres last, to be able to battle with them during the race.”