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MotoGP | Rabat hopeful for Thailand return

After his horror crash at Silverstone a few weeks ago, Avintia rider Tito Rabat is on the road to recovery and is hoping to return to the sport in Thailand.

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MotoGP | Rabat hopeful for Thailand return
Fuente imagen: Reale Avintia

Tito Rabat missed the San Marino Grand Prix last weekend due to being hospitalised after a horrible crash at the British GP.

Rabat, along with many other riders, took full force of the tough track conditions in FP4 and aquaplaned off the track at Stowe corner.

As the Spaniard was just about to get up and walk away from the crash, he was hit by Franco Morbidelli’s flying bike which left Rabat with multiple injuries.

The Avintia Ducati rider suffered a triple fracture on his right leg to his femur, tibia and fibula.

He was taken to Coventry hospital to undergo emergency surgery which was a success. He was then transferred to a hospital in Barcelona.

In an exclusive interview with, Rabat commented on what he remembered from the accident: “I remember that I was at the end of the straight. I was in sixth gear and the bike started aquaplaning. I couldn’t stop, so I jumped off the bike and rolled away then stayed for a moment on the floor. This was a bad decision and something I’ve learned, to not stay there. Luckily I could see Rins who was warning me and I turned and saw Morbidelli’s bike heading for me. I jumped up and the bike hit my leg, not my body. My leg was like a snake. Doctor Charte and the medical team came to help me. They relieved a lot of the pain.”

Rabat’s condition is improving everyday and he would love to be at the Thailand Grand Prix on the 7th of October.

Rabat said: “It’s certain that I won’t be going to Aragon. I think, meeting the goals, I could go, but not at 100%. I’d really like to go to Thailand, I believe that I can be there, but the doctors have the final say, they’re taking care of my leg.”



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