Good start for Barberá

Friday, 1 June 2012

The 2012 Gran Premi de Catalunya kicked off today, under a blazing sunshine that made a change from the recent tricky weather conditions that affected the last three races.

With the track temperature higher (around 29 degrees) compared to the morning session, in the afternoon Barberá was able to significantly improve both the lap time and the position on the timesheet, clocking a best time of 1’42.639 and achieved a brilliant 5th place.

During today’s practice session, the Pramac Team worked in particular with the electronic setup of their Ducati GP12, changing few things on the bike in order to give Héctor more confidence to ride in the best way possible.

Héctor Barberá

“I’m very happy with how the day has gone: 5th place and less then 0.5 seconds behind the fastest rider, Jorge Lorenzo. It’s feels like a pole position for me! During the morning session we worked tirelessly to fit our issues with the bike, especially with the electronic setup, and during the second free practice session these changes were confirmed, allowing us to wrap up in this amazing place on the timesheet. Now I have to say thanks again to my guys because they have worked really well one more time and this enabled me to achieve 5th place today.”

Francesco Guidotti – Pramac Racing Team Manager
“I’m proud and satisfied with the work done by my crew. This morning we worked on the setting of our GP12, looking for a compromise between the electronics and chassis of the bike. We found it and we were able to make a big step forward. Héctor made a great job, taking advantage from the Ducati’s potential and setting two fast lap times, but need to work hard also tomorrow.”

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