DIFFICULT RACE FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM
After a predicted rain all weekend, today was the first time that the Premier Class riders had tried out their bikes with rain conditions , in this 2012 Grand Prix of France.
With a brilliant result set during the warm up Hèctor and the White and Green team arrived on the grid with a confident mood to start the French race.
When the red light switched off Hèctor didn't get a great start and dropped from ninth to fourteenth place on the first lap, as he struggled to find confidence with his Ducati Desmosedici, due to the slippery surface, a consequence of the tricky track conditions.
On lap three the White and Green rider was able to pass Karel Abraham, gaining the 10th place and holding this position for other few laps.
Toward the end, after briefly going wide over the white line, Hèctor was able to achieve the 9th place, going ahead of Alvaro Bautista and finish his French race in this position.
The Pramac Racing Team takes home some important points for the overall World Championship standings and now is focusing on the next race, scheduled in two weeks in Spain.
Hèctor Barberà – Rider Pramac Racing Team
“It was a very difficult race and I couldn't ride as I like because of a setup that was too stiff.
We made this change during the warm up and it worked very well, but the conditions of the track during the race, were fully changed and the surface of the circuit was more wet than in the warm up. Toward the end I was able to outperform Karel and achieve the 9th place, but, honestly, I'm not very happy with today's result.”