Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat is aiming to close the Moto2 championship deficit to Johann Zarco at Indianapolis this weekend.

Reigning champion Rabat trails the series leader by 64 points after the first nine rounds and is feeling 'strong' following the summer break as he continues to recover from a broken collarbone sustained in a training spill at Almeria.

"We head to Indianapolis after three weeks of relaxing on holiday, but we must see how is the rhythm and the collarbone. I have been training over the break and I feel strong, but we will see," said Rabat, whose bad luck continued last time out at the Sachsenring in Germany when he was brought down on the final lap by Franco Morbidelli while holding third place.

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"My approach is the same; focus on what we need to do in Indianapolis, work with the team to make sure we have the most competitive package for the race and then try to finish as close to the front as possible."

His team-mate, Alex Marquez, secured his first ever world championship podium finish at Indy back in 2013 and the 19-year-old Spaniard is looking forward to making his return this weekend.

"Indianapolis is where I secured my first world championship podium, so it's a special track for me," said the Moto3 World Champion.

"The track has changed a little bit, but it's still one that I like. I'm really motivated to get back to racing after the break. I come back refreshed, with more power to try and improve my performance in the second half of the season.

"We are going in the right direction with the bike, so we just need to work a little bit more if I am to achieve my aim of finishing on the podium before the year is out."