Hector Barbera takes third top ten of the year in Texas
Avintia Racing rider Hector Barbera finished ninth after a hard 21-lap-race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas today.
He improved lap by lap from the 14th place of the grid to be fighting for the seventh position with Pol Espargaro and Michele Pirro.
But he had some pain in his arms in the final laps that put him out of the battle, but this was still a positive result and the third top ten in succession for the Spanish rider.
Overall the start of the MotoGP World Championship has been positive for Avintia Racing, with Barbera always in the top ten and sixth in the standings before heading to Jerez for the Spanish Grand Prix in just two weeks time.
Hector Barbera | P9
“This was a difficult weekend and every day was getting more complicated. Maybe I came here with high expectations after the fifth place in Argentina, and I think this was not good for us, because during the whole weekend I didn’t work as I had to. So we arrived at the race today eager to race, but maybe with some unfinished homework. This is a very physical circuit and I suffered with my forearm; after five laps I had a lot of pain. Finally I could make up the weekend with another top ten finish and, although this is not relevant, we are the first Ducati and sixth in the standings after three races.”