Barbera looking to turn fortunes around in Great Britain

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The MotoGP paddock arrives in the UK this weekend for round six of the World Championship, preparing to enjoy the recently modified Northamptonshire circuit. The 5.9km Silverstone Circuit has a diverse character, a fast part and also a very tight infield. It looks a little bumpy in places, but with plenty of overtaking opportunities and remodelled sections including fast and sweeping corners.

After a weekend of little luck in Catalunya recently, Pramac Ducati Team rider Hèctor Barberà has quickly turned his attention to the British Grand Prix at the legendary Silverstone circuit. The Spaniard’s goal for the weekend is to bounce back from a poor Grand Premi de Catalunya’s result, where he struggled to find the right confidence with his Ducati GP12 during the race, although there was great team’work in the free practices.

Despite that, after two days of MotoGP testing where the Pramac Team worked tirelessly to improve Hèctor’’s feeling with his machine, the 25-year-old rider is looking at Silverstone as the ideal circuit to turn his luck around with a great result.

Hèctor Barberà – “After the difficult Catalunya race I am really looking forward to getting to England. I’’m happy with how we worked during the MotoGP test in Barcelona and in Aragon last week. We tried some new stuff that allowed us to make progressive improvements regarding the race pace and my confidence with my Ducati. The Grand Premi de Catalunya is in the past and the only thing I am thinking about is a good result on Sunday. The energy from the team gives me a lot of motivation and I am determined to get that feeling back to my crew. Silverstone is a fast circuit and I think it should suit our bike so we have the potential to do a good job.”

Francesco Guidotti -– Pramac Racing Team Manager –“ We arrive in England satisfied and confident in our potential. The two days of testing after the Grand Premi de Catalunya were very important for us. We received a new electronic set from Ducati to evaluate and it allowed us to progressively improve and achieve some positive results during the last in-season test. From tomorrow we will continue to work hard and look for a good setup to do a brilliant race here in Silverstone”.

Source: Pramac Racing

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