Barbera not satisfied with 9th place in France
With a great result in the warm up, Hèctor and the Pramac team arrived on the grid in a confident mood to start the race. When the red lights went out Hèctor didn’t get a great start and dropped from ninth to 14th on the first lap, as he struggled to find confidence with his Ducati Desmosedici due to the slippery surface, a consequence of the tricky track conditions.
On lap three the Spaniard was able to pass Karel Abraham for 10th place and holding this position for a few laps. Toward the end, after briefly going wide over the white line, Hèctor was able take 9th place, going ahead of Alvaro Bautista and finish the race in this position.
The Pramac Racing Team takes home some important points for the championship standings and now is focusing on the next race, scheduled in two weeks in Spain.
Hèctor Barberà “It was a very difficult race and I couldn’t ride like I wanted because of a setup that was too stiff and the bike hard to ride at the beginning. We made this change during the warm up and it worked very well, but the conditions of the track during the race were completely different and the surface of the circuit was more wet than in the warm up. Toward the end things went better, but I couldn’t improve my position. I expected more and I’m only thinking about Barcelona now.”
Source: Pramac Racing