Difficult day for Pramac Racing
After a wet practice session the weather during the qualifying gave riders a little break, even if the weather forecast here at Jerez de la Frontera, doesn’t promise anything good for tomorrow’s race.
The Spaniard had been struggling on his Ducati machine in practice, yet qualifying saw the Green and White Team give him a new set up, offering better front feel. This was evident as Barberà moved up the timesheet, before running off track. The 25-year-old wrapped up a decent 12th spot on the grid and will start from the fourth row in tomorrow’s 27 lap race that starts at 14:00 local time.
Hèctor Barberà - Rider Pramac Racing Team - 12th Place, 1’41.871
"To be honest I’m not happy with the result of the day because I think that the fourth row on the grid it’s not my place. Despite that, I have worked hard with my crew to gain even more grip on the front tyre in wet track conditions and feel in my GP12 for tomorrow’s race. I struggled a lot with these tricky track conditions but we still have tomorrow’s warm up to improve my confidence to a more comfortable level.”
Francesco Guidotti – Team Manager Pramac Racing
"In the whole day we managed to find a setting that increased Hèctor’s feeling in the entrance of the corners and this kind of work has improved also the turnability of our bike, so Hèctor has been a little bit faster and more consistent. We achieved a decent spot on the grid for tomorrow’s race and I’m confident in our potential if we have a good start .”