Chattering issue forces Barbera to retire from Misano Grand Prix
It was a difficult weekend for the Avintia Blusens team in which their riders did not share the same fate. The team arrived at Misano having pinned many hopes on the new pneumatic valve engine with the one they expected to shorten differences and, despite the fact that the performance seems to be really good, the lack of an ideal bike set-up prevented them from obtaining the expected results. Barberá, who had at his disposal the new engine, had a lot of chattering throughout the weekend. So much that in the race he saw himself forced to retire on the twenty-second lap.
Now, the team is getting ready to race at home again at the Grand Prix Iveco of Aragón on 28 and 29 September.
8 Héctor Barberá: “Definitely it has not been a good weekend. Despite having used for the first time the new engine, we have not been able to obtain any advantage of it, because of the problems we have had with the bike. It is true that I like the engine and it feels better, both in acceleration and speed, but the presence of an excessive chattering has deprived us of the chance of achieving a good result. During the race I have tried to minimize the problem by trying different ways to ride, but it has been impossible. The riding was increasingly more difficult and I have chosen to stop in my pit-box to avoid a possible fall. Tomorrow we have test and we have to find out what has happened”.
Source: Avintia Racing