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Tito Rabat

Tito Rabat
Country: 
Full Name: 
Esteve "Tito" Rabat Bergada
Birth Date: 
24 May, 1989
Driver Status: 
Former

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Championship Titles

238
Races
13
Wins
16
Poles
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Titles

Tito Rabat Biography

For his first seven seasons as a grand prix rider, in 125cc and then Moto2, Tito Rabat failed to win a single race.

The breakthrough finally came with three wins in the 2013 Moto2 championship, after which he switched from Pons to Marc VDS and promptly dominated the 2014 world chamionship.

Rabat's performance was such a surprise that, true or not, it was rumoured his bonus money for amassing 7 wins and 14 podiums (in 18 rounds) came to account for a large part of the Marc VDS team's racing budget!

Rabat then became the first Moto2 champion not to graduate straight to MotoGP, opting to try and defend his crown. Although he won three races, Rabat ultimately lost out to both Johann Zarco and Alex Rins in the 2015 standings.

Nevertheless, Rabat was promoted to MotoGP by Marc VDS for 2016, where he took over the Honda RC213V vacated by Scott Redding.

Rabat would spend five seasons in the premier-class, moving to Avintia Ducati in 2018, but - partly due to his older spec machinery - was never able to approach his Moto2 form, recording a best result of seventh place.

The Spaniard also bravely fought back from multiple fractures to his right leg when he was hit by Franco Morbidelli's bike as he stood in the gravel trap after falling in practice for the 2018 British Grand Prix.

Rabat switched to the World Superbike championship for 2021.