Barbera slowed by chattering problems in Australian GP

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A difficult race for the Pramac Racing Team and his rider, Héctor Barberà, that closed their penultimate 2012 MotoGP round, achieving an unfulfilling 12th place at the Australian Grand Prix.

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

Photo by: Pramac Racing

After an imperfect start, the Spaniard was able to climb over some positions, achieving and fighting for the top ten thanks to a good race pace.

Nevertheless, after a few laps, Héctor experienced an unexpected chattering issue, that forced him to lose both important positions and confidence with his Ducati. After that Héctor was not capable to ride with the early pace, losing the contact with the group and struggling to manage his place throughout the race.

The next round is planned for Valencia in Spain, the final race of this spectacular 2012 season.

Héctor Barberà – Pramac Racing Team Rider – Position 12th

“What I can say…we struggled from the first day of practices to find the right front end feeling, but, during today’s race I had an unpredictable chattering issue in different areas of the track. We never had a big chatter problem in the past like today and, in these conditions, I didn’t have enough confidence to ride as I wanted”.

Source: Pramac Racing

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Tags australia, barbera, ducati, motogp, phillip island, pramac