Barbera keen to repay Edwards favour

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Having retired from Sunday’s Czech Grand Prix in a heavy collision, Hector Barbera felt the affects in his loss of World Championship points as well as physically. He now aims to jump back in front of Colin Edwards in the riders’ standings.

The Avintia Blusens rider retired from the Czech Republic race at the start of the second lap, running into NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Claudio Corti at Turn 1.

"The crash at Brno was a real shame because I felt very strong and that I was able to fight with the best (CRT riders)," Spaniard Barbera begins to explain. "I wasn’t able to put in a good qualifying time, as I had to leave the pits late and that always complicates things. At Silverstone, if we find a good setup, the first goal will be to qualify well for the best possible grid position; if we can do that, I hope to have a great weekend and take back second position in the standings amongst the CRTs."

At Brno, Barbera was overhauled in the standings (as the second CRT rider and 14th overall) by Forward’s Colin Edwards, who finished in 11th position.

Edwards’ teammate Corti, having been involved in the collision, was found to have suffered concussion and for that reason spent Sunday night under observation in hospital.

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