Barbera looking for even better race finish at one of his favourite tracks

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The Pramac Ducati Team moves to Spain for the fifth race of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, the second on Spanish soil this season, after facing the French round at the Bugatti Circuit.

The Catalan layout features one of the longest main straights in the world, watched over by a vast grandstand which is always full to bursting from Saturday morning onwards. The rest of the track is characterized by long radius, medium and high-speed sweeping corners, with two tight left-hand hairpins thrown into the mix. This variation combined with regular changes in camber makes the circuit particularly demanding on chassis balance and means that front-end feel is a key concern for every rider.

The 2012 Grand Premi de Catalunya will see Pramac rider Hèctor Barberà prepared to ride on a circuit that suits his riding style, providing another opportunity to gather experience aboard on his Ducati Desmosedici and points for the World Championship standing. On this track, the 25-year-old has often scored brilliant results, like a first place riding the Aprilia 125cc and a couple of podiums during his intermediate class seasons in 2008 and 2009.

From tomorrow Hèctor will look for a good setup on his GP12 and he will work intensively with his crew to redeem the sour French result.

Hèctor Barberà “The Grand Premi de Catalunya is an event that I always love. It is the second round of the year in Spain and signals the end of the first quarter of the 2012 campaign. The last race didn’t go too badly considering the good points that we were able to take home. Ninth place was a good result, but we have to target a better result and I hope we can move up the ladde this weekend. I like Montmeló a lot, it is one of those circuits that tend to suit me, with fast and technical corners.

We have to work hard from the first session of the weekend, give it our best and the results will come. I have got good memories of this track because I had one of the best races of my entire career here in 2004, so I’m optimistic about this weekend.”

Francesco Guidotti – Pramac Racing Team Manager
“We arrive in Barcelona hoping for sun or stable weather conditions, compared to the tricky conditions that we have had until now. The work with Hèctor, the crew and on our Desmosedici is continuing and improving race after race and I’m confident in our capability. We are happy to have a steadfast presence in the Top Ten, but we could be able to achieve more consistent results until the end of this 2012 campaign.”

Source: Pramac Racing

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