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Valuable laps at Brno for Barberá

Valuable laps at Brno for Barberá

The rookie tested a new carbon swingarm on his Aspar Ducati and was pleased with the results of the test.

Páginas Amarillas Aspar rider Héctor Barberá, who took an excellent ninth place in Sunday’s race at Brno, tested a carbon swingarm on his Ducati in Monday’s test as well as working on sweetening power delivery of his engine in corner entry. The Spaniard was satisfied with the job done over 47 laps before the rain came.

Héctor Barberá:

“Even though it rained in the afternoon we got through quite a lot of laps. We tested the carbon swingarm as planned and the results were positive. We're going to give it the benefit of any doubt at the next race and run it from the start. We did some back to back tests with the aluminium version in the afternoon and I was a second slower although it is hard to compare properly because we hardly did any laps before it rained. My opinion is that the carbon version feels more stiff and gives you more stability in the faster corners, as well as in corner entry. The aluminium version, on the other hand, is more consistent and performs virtually the same in any kind of corner. I got a good feeling from the carbon one so if we can get the bike set up around it I think it could be good for us.”

Páginas Amarillas Aspar press release

MotoGP, 2010, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Hector Barbera, Paginas Amarillas Aspar

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