MotoGP GP of Spain – Circuito de Jerez
Reale Avintia Racing team riders, Tito Rabat and Xavier Simeon, head Jerez for the fourth round of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship this weekend. The Spanish Grand Prix will be the first European race of the season after three overseas races in Qatar, Argentina and America.
Tito Rabat heads his home race confident, Reale Avintia Racing rider is ninth on the standings thank to his great performance in the first three races. He is really comfortable with his new bike and his crew and, in Jerez, a track he knows very well and where he has been testing with his Ducati GP17 during the winter, Tito expects to be fighting at the front.
The track will be also familiar for the MotoGP rookie Xavier Simeon, as the Belgian rider completed a positive test at the Spanish circuit back in November and he is looking forward to start working from Friday to get close to the points positions. It wont be easy, because the level in MotoGP this season is very high, but Simeon is getting closer and he wants to step forward in Jerez.
“We did a great start of the season so far and I’m very happy with my performance in the first three races. Now we arrive in Europe and we will find smaller and more technical circuits, so we will see how we go there. I head Jerez al 100% and looking forward for a good result, we did a good test back in November and we will start with base set up. Racing at home is always special and the fans give you extra motivation, so we need to give our best to give them something to celebrate.”
“If I look back to my three first races in MotoGP I think that overall result has to be positive. We learned many things, like set up the bike fast and get the best of the 45 minutes available in each free practice session, we learned to get decisions with the tyres, sometimes right, sometimes wrong, and we did improve the bike and my riding style. Now we go to Jerez, a track where I have some experience with the MotoGP bike and I want to improve further to get a good result on Sunday.”