Positive first day for Barberá in Holland

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Just few weeks after the British Grand Prix, the Pramac Ducati Team was back on track in Holland today, with Spaniard Héctor Barberá showing good pace at the historic Assen circuit.

In unusually dry conditions, the Green Energy Team's sole rider started off the day in 7th place in the morning free practice and had hoped to improve further in the afternoon. However this was not to be as he was only able to better his morning time by 0.020 seconds, slipping back through the order after a small crash.

Héctor Barberá

"It was a satisfying day for us. In the morning session I had a good setup on my Ducati Desmosedici and I was able to finish in 7th place. Unfortunately during the second free practice, I made a mistake at the entrance of a corner while I was changing gear and I crashed out. This made us change our initial plans because we lost some time fixing the second bike. Despite this small hitch I’m confident with my crew’s work, and I know that we can have a better qualifying day tomorrow."

Francesco Guidotti – Team Manager

"Despite the small crash at the beginning of the afternoon’s session, we are satisfied with today’s result. The bright spot of this warm Thursday in Holland was that the top ten riders were all within less then four tenths of a second, so tomorrow we will have a hard-fought one-hour qualifying session and we hope to end up in the front rows."

Press release courtesy of the Pramac Racing Team.

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