Tito Rabat

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Tito Rabat
Dani Pedrosa and Esteve Rabat 2018 Spielberg.jpg
Rabat (left) at the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix
NationalitySpanish
Born (1989-05-25) 25 May 1989 (age 30)
Barcelona, Spain
Current teamReale Avintia Racing
Bike number53
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years2016
ManufacturersHonda, Ducati
Championships0
2018 championship position19th (35 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
61 0 0 0 0 117
Moto2 World Championship
Active years20112015
ManufacturersFTR, Kalex
Championships1 (2014)
2015 championship position3rd (231 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
83 13 33 16 11 989
125cc World Championship
Active years20052010
ManufacturersHonda, Aprilia, KTM
Championships0
2010 championship position6th (147 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
76 0 3 0 0 318

Esteve "Tito" Rabat Bergada (born 25 May 1989) is a Spanish motorcycle racer who currently competes in the MotoGP class in the motorcycle World Championship. He is best known for winning the 2014 Moto2 World Championship with a record points total for the intermediate class.

Rabat suffered serious leg injuries in August 2018 after falling in heavy rain during practice for the British round at Silverstone. He was hit by a closely following out-of-control machine.[1]

He started racing professionally in 2005, and made his Grand Prix début at that season's Valencian Grand Prix.[2]

Career[edit]

Moto2 World Championship (2011–15)[edit]

2013 season[edit]

Rabat's breakthrough year came during the 2013 season. After finishing ninth in the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix, Rabat recorded a second-place finish at the Grand Prix of the Americas; after five previous third places, it was Rabat's best result in Grand Prix racing at the time. The following race, Rabat achieved his first pole position in the Spanish Grand Prix,[3] outpacing all of his rivals by over four tenths of a second. In the race, Rabat led from start to finish, winning by over four seconds from Scott Redding.[4] He added victories later in the season, at the Indianapolis and Malaysian Grands Prix.

2014 season[edit]

For the 2014 Moto2 season Rabat moved to the Marc VDS team, and won the season opening race at Qatar ahead of his new teammate Mika Kallio. Over the course of the season he would take a further 6 wins and 7 podiums, only missing the podium in 4 races for a total of 346 points. After finishing third at the Malaysian Grand Prix, he was crowned World Champion, the first for the Marc VDS team, ahead of Kallio.

2015 season[edit]

Remaining in Moto2, Rabat attempted to become the first rider since Jorge Lorenzo to retain the intermediate class championship. Rabat did not win a race until Mugello at the end of May.[5] Wins in Aragon and Valencia were not enough for Rabat to retain his title,[6][7] as he ultimately finished third behind Johann Zarco and Álex Rins.

MotoGP World Championship (2016)[edit]

2016 season[edit]

Rabat recorded his first top-ten finish in Argentina with ninth place.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing career[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Number Races Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts Position
2005 125cc Honda Wurth Honda BQR 59 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 125cc Honda Honda BQR 34, 80 11 0 0 0 0 11 23rd
2007 125cc Honda Repsol Honda 125cc 12 15 0 1 0 0 74 11th
2008 125cc KTM Repsol KTM 125cc 12 16 0 0 0 0 49 14th
2009 125cc Aprilia Blusens Aprilia 12 16 0 0 0 0 37 18th
2010 125cc Aprilia Blusens-STX 12 17 0 2 0 0 147 6th
2011 Moto2 FTR Blusens-STX 34 17 0 1 0 0 79 10th
2012 Moto2 Kalex Pons 40 HP Tuenti 80 17 0 1 0 0 117 7th
2013 Moto2 Kalex Tuenti HP 40 80 16 3 7 2 3 216 3rd
2014 Moto2 Kalex Marc VDS Racing Team 53 18 7 14 11 5 346 1st
2015 Moto2 Kalex EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1 15 3 10 3 3 231 3rd
2016 MotoGP Honda EG 0,0 Marc VDS 53 17 0 0 0 0 29 21st
2017 MotoGP Honda EG 0,0 Marc VDS 53 18 0 0 0 0 35 19th
2018 MotoGP Ducati Reale Avintia Racing 53 11 0 0 0 0 35 19th
2019 MotoGP Ducati Reale Avintia Racing 53 15 0 0 0 0 18* 20th*
Total 220 13 36 16 11 1424

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125cc 2005–2010 2005 Valencia 2007 China 76 0 3 0 0 318 0
Moto2 2011–2015 2011 Qatar 2011 Indianapolis 2013 Spain 83 13 33 16 11 989 1
MotoGP 2016–present 2016 Qatar 61 0 0 0 0 117 0
Total 2005–present 220 13 36 16 11 1424 1

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pos Pts
2005 125cc Honda SPA POR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL
24
NC 0
2006 125cc Honda SPA
30
QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT
Ret
NED
25
GBR
Ret
GER
31
CZE
Ret
MAL
12
AUS
Ret
JPN
12
POR
17
VAL
13
23rd 11
2007 125cc Honda QAT
8
SPA
Ret
TUR
14
CHN
3
FRA ITA CAT
12
GBR
Ret
NED
13
GER
12
CZE
11
RSM
11
POR
11
JPN
Ret
AUS
5
MAL
15
VAL
6
11th 74
2008 125cc KTM QAT
24
SPA
12
POR
Ret
CHN
11
FRA
17
ITA
25
CAT
DNS
GBR
11
NED
6
GER
DSQ
CZE
13
RSM
9
IND
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
7
MAL
Ret
VAL
10
14th 49
2009 125cc Aprilia QAT
10
JPN
13
SPA
12
FRA
11
ITA
16
CAT
12
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
CZE
Ret
IND
20
RSM
Ret
POR
7
AUS
Ret
MAL
7
VAL
Ret
18th 37
2010 125cc Aprilia QAT
7
SPA
3
FRA
7
ITA
7
GBR
9
NED
Ret
CAT
Ret
GER
4
CZE
3
IND
5
RSM
7
ARA
7
JPN
6
MAL
7
AUS
6
POR
Ret
VAL
6
6th 147
2011 Moto2 FTR QAT
14
SPA
15
POR
10
FRA
21
CAT
7
GBR
6
NED
7
ITA
16
GER
Ret
CZE
7
IND
3
RSM
11
ARA
16
JPN
9
AUS
Ret
MAL
11
VAL
Ret
10th 79
2012 Moto2 Kalex QAT
4
SPA
28
POR
24
FRA
10
CAT
4
GBR
13
NED
4
GER
12
ITA
Ret
IND
11
CZE
10
RSM
5
ARA
11
JPN
3
MAL
9
AUS
7
VAL
10
7th 117
2013 Moto2 Kalex QAT
9
AME
2
SPA
1
FRA
22
ITA
13
CAT
2
NED
5
GER
13
IND
1
CZE
7
GBR
4
RSM
3
ARA
2
MAL
1
AUS
8
JPN
DNS
VAL
5
3rd 216
2014 Moto2 Kalex QAT
1
AME
2
ARG
1
SPA
4
FRA
3
ITA
1
CAT
1
NED
8
GER
4
IND
4
CZE
1
GBR
1
RSM
1
ARA
2
JPN
3
AUS
3
MAL
3
VAL
2
1st 346
2015 Moto2 Kalex QAT
Ret
AME
4
ARG
12
SPA
3
FRA
2
ITA
1
CAT
3
NED
2
GER
Ret
IND
5
CZE
2
GBR
3
RSM
2
ARA
1
JPN
DNS
AUS
DNS
MAL VAL
1
3rd 231
2016 MotoGP Honda QAT
15
ARG
9
AME
13
SPA
18
FRA
Ret
ITA
DNS
CAT
14
NED
11
GER
16
AUT
14
CZE
10
GBR
15
RSM
17
ARA
Ret
JPN
14
AUS
16
MAL
18
VAL
17
21st 29
2017 MotoGP Honda QAT
15
ARG
12
AME
13
SPA
Ret
FRA
11
ITA
11
CAT
15
NED
12
GER
18
CZE
17
AUT
19
GBR
12
RSM
Ret
ARA
15
JPN
15
AUS
16
MAL
18
VAL
10
19th 35
2018 MotoGP Ducati QAT
11
ARG
7
AME
8
SPA
14
FRA
Ret
ITA
13
CAT
Ret
NED
16
GER
13
CZE
Ret
AUT
11
GBR
C
RSM
ARA
THA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
19th 35
2019 MotoGP Ducati QAT
19
ARG
Ret
AME
15
SPA
15
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
9
NED
16
GER
11
CZE
16
AUT
Ret
GBR
16
RSM
13
ARA
15
THA
17
JPN
DNS
AUS
MAL
VAL
20th* 18*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Silverstone MotoGP race cancelled due to rain Autosport, 26 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018
  2. ^ "Valencia wild-cards". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 1 November 2005. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Rabat achieves career-first pole in Jerez". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Dominant career-first victory for Rabat in Jerez". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ "First Moto2 victory of the season for Rabat in Mugello". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Rabat wins after excellent duel with Rins". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Rabat bows out of Moto2 with victory". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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