Barberá’s future lies in CRT or Moto2™

Friday, 14 September 2012

Following Ducati’s Junior Team, to be run by Pramac Racing, signing Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone, their current rider Héctor Barberá has been forced to find a new ride for 2013. With many offers already received, the Spaniard will find it hard to decide.

Barberá who is clearly disappointed, told motogp.com: "The announcement of Spies and Iannone leaves me a bit confused and disappointed. In the first year racing with Ducati I was often the fastest, and in the second year, with the same bike from the first year, I went well as well. I never received upgrades and I still managed to be the best Ducati on occasion. The factory is aware of this and yet I find myself out."

Barberá also commented on the future: "It [Ducati] is a brand with great passion, but the disappointment is more personal. I have many options, from CRT to Moto2, and in the coming weeks I will decide which may be the best option for me, and where I can be more competitive."

"In the Future (2014) when the MotoGP grid will be more balanced - that will be me time. When the rider will count more. We already have options in Moto2 with a team to challenge for the championship and in CRT to be the top CRT. In two or three weeks I will decide and close out the end of the season with more confidence."

He did not name the teams involved, but according to Barberá there are at least 3 to 4 per category, and CRT will have priority over Moto2.

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