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Barberá ready to ride after injury

Barberá ready to ride after injury

The Mapfre Aspar rider is prepared for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France following a vertebra fracture at Estoril.

Héctor Barberá heads to Le Mans with his confidence recovered and the news that the fracture in his vertebrae sustained at Estoril has already fused. A crash on the opening lap of the Grand Prix of Portugal left the Mapfre Aspar rider in pain and unable to ride in the test but within a week he was able to resume his personal training programme. The Le Mans circuit was the scene of one of his best results of last season - eighth place - and he is looking forward to picking up on the excellent progress he had made already this season before the Estoril crash.

Héctor Barberá:
“Le Mans is a circuit I like a lot and I tend to go well there. I had one of my best results of last season there and if I was able to do that in 2010 then I should be much better this time around. After a crash on the first lap of the last race I am desperate to put it behind me this weekend, especially because I know I could have done well in Portugal so I feel like I have unfinished business. I am totally recovered from the injury, I have been able to train and luckily there were no problems so I am very motivated. The first sector at Le Mans stands out to me because it is so fast and I also like the final bend into the front straight.”

MotoGP, 2011, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Hector Barbera, Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP

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