15/11/17 Valencia MotoGP Test – Ricardo Tormo Circuit
The new Reale Avintia Racing team riders, Tito Rabat and Xavier Siméon completed the second and last day of the MotoGP test today in Valencia with very positive feelings.
Tito Rabat reapeted in 13th position in the standings, but very happy as he felt more comfortable with the Ducati Desmosedici GP17 and his new technical crew. The former Moto2 World Champion has improved everytime he got on bike and managed ride around the 4km track with in really constant pace. Rabat set a lap in 1’31.386, more than a second his fastest lap in the race last Sunday and only two tenths slower than his qualifying laptime during the las GP.
His team mate Xavier Siméon has also repeated the final position of the first day, but cutted his best laptime more than 1.5s. The Belgian rider continued working to learn more about the use of electronics and the Michelin tyres, as well as getting used to the high speed and hard braking of his Desmosedici GP16. But the area where he focused more was his riding style and his position on the bike.
Reale Avintia Racing riders will be back to action next week at Jerez, where they will complete the last two days of testing of the 2017 season.
“It was another very positive day because we have improved the lap times a little bit, but the most important thing is that we have made a constant pace in mid 1’31. I felt very good on the bike, and I’m very happy with my new team and with the bike. Now it’s time to organize everything a bit and review all the data of this test to continue working next week in Jerez, I can’t wait to get back on my Desmosecidi and keep improving. ”
“I’m very happy because today has been a very good day of testing and I’ve been able to progress much more than I expected. We have worked hard to improve my position on the bike and I’m very happy with the way we have planed the job today. These first two days of testing in MotoGP have been incredible and now I just want to keep improving. I know I still have a lot to learn, but I’m already looking forward to go to Jerez and continue learning more about the bike, the tyres and the premier class. “