The opening day at the MotorLand Aragon took place on a wet circuit and all the MotoGP riders took the track to test their set-up in these tricky weather conditions.

Hector Barbera, Pramac Racing Team
Hector Barbera, Pramac Racing Team

Photo by: Pramac Racing

In particular, the Pramac Racing Team rider, Héctor Barberà, used the first free practice sessions to re-acquaint himself both with the bike and the wet track, following a long summer break due to his injury and the difficult weekend in Misano, two weeks ago.

Héctor worked with the Pramac Racing Team today, not looking for the best race set up, but only trying to improve his confidence with the Ducati machine.

Tomorrow’s final practice and qualifying sessions are expected to be run in wet conditions, but dry conditions have been forecast for Sunday’s race.

Héctor Barberà – Pramac Racing Team Rider – 18th place in 2’06.182
“Getting back to the track with these poor conditions is the most difficult thing to do. In Misano, two weeks ago, I had a painful weekend after more than a six-week absence through injury so today I tried only to regain the confidence with my bike. I’m sure that tomorrow we will have a much more productive day and I will able to make a big step forward.”

Marco Rigamonti – Track Engineer Pramac Racing Team
“Today Héctor struggled a little to find the right confidence with the bike, it was not easy with these tricky asphalt conditions. We decided to make progressive steps, without looking for the best lap time. But I know that tomorrow we can achieve a good place on the grid.”

Source: Pramac Racing