GREAT DAY IN ESTORIL FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM
The second European round of the 2012 season continued today with the 60 minutes which decided the starting grid of the last Portuguese race, finally under a full sunny sky.
The Pramac Ducati rider, Hèctor Barbera, put his Ducati GP12 on to the 8th spot on the grid in Estoril this afternoon, in a close qualifying session which saw the first ten riders all within a second of one another. The young rider from Valencia, made a great step forward from yesterday, finding over 9 tenth of a second from day one.
Tomorrow's race will get underway at 13:00 local time, one hour less compared to Central European Time.
Hèctor Barberà - Rider Pramac Racing Team - 8th best time in 1’38.006
"I struggled a little yesterday, in particular because of the tricky track condition, but today I’m much happier and confident with my GP12. ". I’m so happy to be the much consistent and fastest Ducati on the field, even if toward the end I could have dropped more than 3 tenths of a second. The today’s result highlights the excellent work done by my crew and I have to say thanks to everybody”.
Marco Rigamonti –Crew Chief Pramac Racing Team –
"We are happy about today’s result, even though we could have achieved also the second row on the grid. Nonetheless we were able to work constructively for whole day and this made a great base for tomorrow’s race”.