Italian GP: Team Aspar preview

Barbera looks forward to Italian track The tranquillity of the picturesque Mugello hills will be broken by the roar of MotoGP engines this weekend as the World Championship circus rolls into Tuscany. The Italian Grand Prix is one of the most ...

Barbera looks forward to Italian track

The tranquillity of the picturesque Mugello hills will be broken by the roar of MotoGP engines this weekend as the World Championship circus rolls into Tuscany. The Italian Grand Prix is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the MotoGP calendar and the opening three races of the 2010 season suggest this could be another classic. Even though the quest for the title is already starting to look like a two-horse race the battle for positions rages throughout the field, none more so than amongst the rookies.

Paginas Amarillas Aspar rider Hector Barbera came through that particular battle on top last time out at Le Mans, taking his first top ten finish. The Spaniard has picked up points in every race so far and currently lies tenth in the championship. At Mugello, a circuit that traditionally favours the Ducati, Hector is hoping for more.

Hector Barbera: "I am feeling very motivated about the Italian Grand Prix this weekend and I am keen to continue improving my results. Mugello is a circuit I love and I have always enjoyed riding there. To be going to Italy on the back of a race like the one we had in France is exciting because I know I can be fighting for top ten finishes at every race. This is also Ducati's home race and the circuit where the bike was effectively born and developed. I'm sure this will be an extra source of motivation for all the Ducati riders, as will the support of the Italian fans, who are very passionate -- like the Spanish fans. Mugello is characterised by fast corners and you need a smooth riding style to make up time, which suits me."

-source: team aspar

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Drivers Hector Barbera