The Reale Avintia Racing Team riders face this weekend in Motegi (Japan) the first out of three races of the overseas before heading to Australia and Malaysia before the season comes to an end in Valencia by November time.

Tito Rabat and Karel Abraham arrive in Japan eager to forget the poor balance they got back in Thailand where they could not go any further tan 17th and 19th respectively.

“We are in Motegi, a track that I like. The Ducati should suit it so hopefully we can take benefit from it as I get here excited, happy and really looking forward to start.”

“This is a track that I really like, here I got my first podium in Moto2 so I have good memories here. It’s a shame that it seems like we won’t have great weather this weekend though.”