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Barberá returns to site of first podium

Barberá returns to site of first podium

The Mapfre Aspar rider is looking for a good result at the scene of his first career podium, as he prepares for the Iveco TT Assen.

Héctor Barberá heads to Assen in high spirits. The Mapfre Aspar rider has fond memories of the circuit, having scored the first podium of his career there and after a chaotic race at Silverstone because of the weather and a poor set-up choice the Spaniard is desperate to make up for it. Barberá is keen to re-establish himself as a force in the top ten and a change in luck will no doubt see him do that.

Héctor Barberá:
"The good thing about having races so close together is that you don't lose your rhythm and if things don't go your way in one race you quickly have the opportunity to put things right. That is the case for us because Sunday at Silverstone was a bit of a disaster. We tried a couple of things for the wet conditions but they didn't work out. Now we can keep working hard and I am sure that at Assen, one of my favourite circuits, I can be fast with the Ducati. I had my first podium there and I always like it. Assen has some fast corners like Silverstone and I can adapt well. We had a good feeling at Silverstone in the dry so hopefully we can recreate that this weekend.”

Mapfre Aspar team press release

Tags:
MotoGP, 2011, IVECO TT ASSEN, Hector Barbera, Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP

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