Pramac Racing press release
Hector Will Start From The Third Row The First 2012 MotoGP Race
Hèctor Barberà will kick off his third MotoGP campaign from the third row of the grid after a closely fought opening qualifying session of the 2012 season in Doha this evening.
Hèctor registered the eight-best time in 1.55.982, behind Nicky Hayden, the only Ducati rider to finish the session ahead of the Spanishman. Tomorrow's race is scheduled to run in 22-laps and it is the first in the 18-round World Championship that will conclude in Valencia on November.
Hèctor Barberà – Pramac Racing Team Rider
“The assesment of these three days practices was strongly positive. Thanks to my team’s work we could be able to improve and understand both the track conditions and the behaviour of my Ducati’s machine on it. Probabily this week end of practices was been the most concreat and satisfying one of my MotoGp campaign. It’s a shame that i lost the second row only for one tenth of a second and, to be honest, it was my goal untill today. But now i have only to think about tomorrow’s race and i’m excited for it because i want to achieve a good position ahead the Ducati’s official riders."
Francesco Guidotti – Pramac Racing Team Manager -
“Today we had a good result but our idea was to achieve the second row. The tomorrow’s race will be certeinly fighting and unsure,but i’m convinced the Hector’ will be able to make a good game.”