Barbera vowing to attack more intelligently at home race

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This weekend Pramac Racing Team rider Hèctor Barberà will compete in the first European round of the 2012 MotoGP Championship, in Jerez de la Frontera, for the second race of the season.

The Andalucian city of Jerez is a mecca of Spanish motorcycle racing and draws one of the biggest crowds of the season, with more than 120.000 fans. And the huge crowds are expected to once again fill the amphitheatre of Jerez, hoping for a spectacular race. The 4.423 kilometres of the Spanish circuit, which include numerous quick direction changes and few hard braking points, requires a responsive overall setup and good grip at maximum lean angles.

For Hèctor this is one of the home races and obviously a big motivation to achieve a good result. On this track Hèctor has always gotten decent results, so he could well be a real threat to his rivals here even though this is not one of his favourite tracks. Hèctor first podium appearance was in 2004, while he was riding an Aprilia in the 125cc class. After that, on the 250cc, he collected three fith places and during his last season in the intermediate class a good 4th place in 2009.

In 2011, as a MotoGP rider, Hèctor took his best result of the year at Jerez, with a good 6th place on his Ducati.

HECTOR BARBERA: “After the mistake I made in Losail, which lost me some places as final result, I will start off this first European race with a feeling of redemption. The circuit layout doesn’t fit my riding style, but during this weekend I will work together with the team concentrating primarily on the setup of our Ducati to be faster and more consistent. I will certainly work tirelessly to be the first Ducati rider who will cross the finishing line in Sunday’s race, using more wit and less instinct, compared to the Qatar’s race.”

“When i think about the result from Losail, it leaves a rather bad taste, but I’m confident in our potential and I want to look forward to the next race. From Friday’s free practice on we will work to start on the right foot, without expecting too much, but to achieve a good result in this first Spanish race.”

Source: Pramac Racing

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