Fourth row for Barberà at the Twin Ring Motegi

15. Track details

Opening date 1997 Last restyling 1999 Total length 4801 m Main straight 762 m Average width 15 m Right turns 8 Left turns 6

It was a positive day at the Twin Ring in Motegi for the Pramac Racing Team that, thanks to the weather conditions, was able to work constructively for the whole day.

Hector Barbera, Pramac Racing Team
Hector Barbera, Pramac Racing Team

Photo by: Pramac Racing

The white and green rider, Héctor Barberà, will start from the fourth row for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Japan. The Spaniard posted the twelfth- best time of 1’46.881 during the sixty-minute qualifying, putting in a big effort and improving his feeling with his Ducati, session after session.

Tomorrow the Pramac Racing Team will use the twenty-minute warm up to refine the best bike set up, helping Héctor to improve more his confidence.

Héctor Barberà – Pramac Racing Team Rider – 12th place in 1’46.881

“I see today as a positive day, even if I finished far from the first positions. I improved a lot my confidence, returning to have the right feeling with the bike after a painful period and it is what I needed. I’m feeling good and I’m optimistic about tomorrow’s race, even if we still have a few things that we need to work on, to improve the race pace. Tomorrow we should use the warm up to make the necessary changes on our Ducati, trying to achieve a good result and to take home some important points for the ranking. But I know we can do it!”

Source: Pramac Racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Hector Barbera
Teams Pramac Racing
Article type Qualifying report
Tags ducati, japan, motegi, motogp, pramac