Difficult qualifying for Barberá

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Sole Pramac Racing rider Héctor Barberá fought hard today to achieve the 12th place in qualifying and a 4th row start for tomorrow’s eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

The Premier Class riders were one again unlucky with the weather during both the final free practice and the qualifying sessions. During qualifying, Barberá crashed out on the slippery surface while he was braking into turn twelve, escaping relatively unscathed but a little bit sore. After the crash, the Spaniard was able to complete the session, trying to reacquaint himself with the track, even if he wrapped up the day losing some important grid positions for tomorrow’s race.

Héctor Barberá

“It was a difficult day, especially due to the tricky weather conditions. From the morning’s session, we had rain and during the qualifying session I had to grit my teeth after the crash. I was braking on entry to turn 12 but unfortunately I lost the front, crashing at one of the fastest points of this track. I was able to regain the confidence both with my Ducati and with the wet surface, even if I found some riders on my line during the last minutes of the qualifying session and I struggled to set a fast lap time to start tomorrow’s round from a better grid position.”

Press release courtesy of Pramac Racing Team.

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