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Barbera: “The effort made by my team gave me an extra boost"

Barbera: “The effort made by my team gave me an extra boost'

Hector Barbera reacts to taking the Open class victory for Avintia Ducati in Qatar.

The 2015 MotoGP World Championship has started in the best possible way for the Avintia Racing team and Hector Barbera. Yesterday he was the fastest Open class rider on the grid and tonight he confirmed his position after a difficult start of the race that put him 21st after the first lap. But he didn’t give up and lap by lap recovered positions and eventually finished the race 15th and first in the Open class, after a hard last lap battle with Maverick Viñales and Stefan Bradl.

Hector Barbera:
“Before the race we didn’t know if the set-up we used in the warm up would be working in the race and during the race I suffered a lot with the rear grip. But the effort made by the team gave me an extra boost of motivation and made me give 180 per cent. I managed to ride around the problems with the bike and I just tried to enjoy riding. Finally we could recover and bring home the first Open victory of the season, which was our target. After all the problems we had in the last years, this is a prize for everybody in the team. And I want to say a big thank you to Antonio and Boch for always believing in me. Without Antonio, our dream would never have come true.”

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