Furygan’s Tito Rabat became the 2014 Moto2 World Champion this weekend, securing the title having led the championship since the opening round in Qatar more than six months ago, and with one round still remaining.
The 25-year-old Marc VDS rider has dominated the Moto2 season with a consistently impressive performance; securing a record-breaking ten pole positions, along with 13 podium finishes, including seven race wins. Rabat was awarded the championship trophy at the 17th round at Sepang in Malaysia with 326 points to his name – 37 ahead of current second-place rider Mika Kallio.
Rabat only needed to finish seventh today in Malaysia to clinch the world title, but battled throughout the race with teammate Mika Kallio and eventual winner Maverick Viñales to finish third.
I am so, so happy, but I have no words. In the race today I pushed hard at the start, but at the end I decided to just manage the gap back to the riders behind me, to ensure a podium finish. It has not sunk in yet that I am World Champion, so I have no words, but thank you to the team because they pushed me everyday, they helped me everyday and they were with me every step of the way. Thanks also to Marc van der Straten, without whom this would not have been possible, to my family for their support and to Circuit Almeria for their help in recent years. I want to dedicate this World Championship to my mum, because her memory motivates me to be the best I can every single day.
David S – Director of Furygan
We would like to congratulate Tito on this outstanding season and thank him for his hard work and dedication. As his sponsor, we are incredibly proud of his achievements and honoured to protect such a gracious and talented rider.