Barbera struggling with lack of confidence in mixed conditions but still finishes in top ten

 In MotoGP, News

After a warm up which was being held on a damp track and in mixed conditions with rays of sunshine, the race started with dark clouds looming over the 4.423 km long Spanish Circuit and with the track partially damp.

When the red light switched off Hèctor was able to gain a couple of positions, leading a group with Valentino Rossi, Ben Spies and Karel Abraham, who were fighting for 9th place. During the race Hèctor struggled a lot with a lack of confidence in these mixed track conditions, but he was able to fight for the whole race with the most experienced rider Valentino Rossi. The 25-year-old Spaniard took a positive 10th place over the line, taking home some important points for the ranking.

The next race is scheduled for the next weekend, on the Portuguese circuit of Estoril.

Hèctor Barberà: “During this weekend I struggled a lot, even if this race was one of my home races. The Andalusian circuit doesn’t fit my riding style and to be honest I had some issues also with the track condition because I wasn’t able to find the right confidence with the track. Despite that I tried to overcome the problems and I had fun, fighting with Vale, who is a great rider. My mood is pretty high and now I’m focused on the next race in Estoril, a track that I like a lot.”

Francesco Guidotti – Team Manager Pramac Racing
“We knew that on this track we probably would have some problems and the weather didn’t help us. However, Hèctor was able to fight with riders who have great experience in MotoGP racing and this give us a lot of confidence for the next rounds. It’s important for me to mention that the team worked tirelessly and effective to give Hèctor a perfect bike to ride.”

Source: Pramac Racing

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