Barbera eager to apply Assen findings to Montmelo
The final chapter of one particular MotoGP trilogy will be written at Montmeló this weekend as the Grand Prix of Catalaunya marks the third race in as many weekends and the seventh round of the 2010 season. Running slightly later in the year than usual, the hot Spanish summer is guaranteed to ensure temperatures rise on the track as a host of local favourites look to step out of the shadow of the injured Valentino Rossi and stake their claim for home glory. With six races already gone the season has reached a third distance and this week’s proceedings look certain to enhance the strong Spanish flavour to the MotoGP title chase, with Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa now the two clear favourites.
Páginas Amarillas Aspar rider Héctor Barberá continued with his own personal battle at Assen, which is to establish himself in the MotoGP class. It was a mixed weekend in Holland for the Spaniard, who is keen to take the positives from a difficult race and can’t wait to put them into practice at Montmeló. The circuit itself is technical and fast and Héctor knows that he can be on the pace here providing he can keep up his impressive work rate. The fact he is racing in front of his home crowd for the second time this season will no doubt give the Páginas Amarillas Aspar rider all the extra motivation he needs to keep improving.
Héctor Barberá: “Even though last weekend was tough we were able to take some positives from the race. Montmeló is a circuit that has been kind to me over the years in both 250cc and 125cc so I hope to do well there this weekend too. We learnt a few things at Assen that can help us as a starting point this Friday. Montmeló is a technical and pretty fast circuit, which I like, so I’ll be looking to pick up a good result in front of the home fans. I am determined to do my bit and I think it is a positive thing for us that we have so many races so close together because this way we hang on to all the recent and relevant data and don’t lose anything along the way.”
Source: Aspar Team