Kawasaki Puccetti Racing has completed the final day of racing making up the last round of the WorldSBK season at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
Tito Rabat, who is riding a factory Ninja KRT during this final event, concluded Saturday’s Superpole in seventeenth place before scoring an excellent eleventh place finish in Race 1. Today the Spaniard was back out for the Superpole Race and Race 2.
The sprint race got underway this morning in cloudy conditions and on a dry track but was brought to a halt on a lap two when a rider broke his engine and left oil on track. The race was soon restarted, though reduced to just eight laps, with Rabat ultimately crossing the line in fifteenth place.
Tito made a strong start to Race 2 and was able to maintain a consistent pace, moving up the field as far as fourteenth, which meant he scored a further two championship points.
Circuito Angel Nieto – Jerez de la Frontera – Spain
Superbike World Championship
Superpole Race: 1) Bautista (Ducati) – 2) Aegerter (Yamaha) – 3) Rea (Kawasaki) – 4) Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) – 5) Locatelli (Yamaha) – 6) Gardner (Yamaha) …….. 15) Rabat (Kawasaki)
Race 2: 1) Bautista (Ducati) – 2) Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) – 3) Aegerter (Yamaha) – 4) Gardner (Yamaha) – 5) Petrucci (Ducati) – 6) Rinaldi (Ducati) …….. 14) Rabat (Kawasaki)
“Two positive races. In the Superpole Race, with only a few laps available, it was hard to find the right pace. I made a good start to Race 2, but then came across a rider who slowed me down and caused me to lose contact with the group in front. I’m pleased anyway because we were consistently fast, made up positions, and battled all race long, also against factory riders. We’ve significantly reduced the gap to the frontrunners here at Jerez and that’s really important. Thanks to the entire team for all their support.”