Fourth row for Barberá in rain-hit Assen

Friday, 29 June 2012

Pramac Racing Team rider Héctor Barberá took the fourth row at Assen today, ahead of tomorrow’s TT Assen Grand Prix.

The experienced Spaniard declared himself satisfied with the setup of his white and green machine and he finished with a best time of 1’35.289 , even if he wasn’t able to further improve his best lap time in conditions that were warm but cooler than yesterday.

Héctor Barberá

"It was a shame. When I tried to set the fastest lap time with the soft tyre I was not lucky enough because during the first try, it started to rain, and on the second one, I found a rider on my line who was slower than me, so I lost a better grid position. Despite that I’m confident about the race, thanks to my crew, which did a great job on my Ducati Desmosedici, finding the right setup for this historic track."

Marco Rigamonti, Track Engineer

"The weather did not help us, when we needed its assistance to clock a fast lap time. But the highlight of today’s qualifying practice was our race pace which was so close to the other Ducati riders, giving us a lot of confidence for tomorrow’s race."

Press release courtesy of Pramac Racing Team.

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