Hector Barbera satisfied with pace ahead of French GP
The second day at Le Mans did not go as planned for the Avintia Racing riders. Yesterday both riders were convinced of their chances to fight for a place in Q2, but finally they were in Q1 after a difficult FP3 session.
Hector Barbera missed the Q2 by just 0.092s and tomorrow he’ll start the race from the thirteenth place of the grid.
But the Spaniard is satisfied with his race pace and he is eager to improve during the race, with the goal of finishing in the top 10 for the fifth consecutive race this season.
Hector Barbera | 1’33.291 | P13
“Although the position is not the best, all in all today was a positive day. I felt comfortable with the race settings and my pace is consistant. I was not able to do a fast lap and move up to Q2, but I’m happy with my lap time because I did it without any reference. The bike is ready to race and me too. With 28 laps, the races are always long here at Le Mans and you have to be smart. This is not our best qualifying of the season, but I have a good group in the fourth row so the start and the first three laps will be crucial tomorrow.”