Pramac Racing press release
Qatar GP: The Green Team Wrapped Up In A 9Th Place
The 2012 MotoGP first race is officially ended this evening in Qatar, where the Green Team’s rider Hèctor Barberà wropped up in 9th place.
In race, after an imperfect start that relegated him to 12th position, the Spanishman was able to climb over three opponents. Hèctor’s goal was been the first Ducati’s rider under the black and white flag and he struggled a lots to lead the group composed by Valentino Rossi, Stefan Bradl and Nicky Hayden which was fighting for the 6th place.
Toword the end, trying to catch the head of these fighting riders party, Hèctor made a mistake which took he over the track,forcing him to lose some positions.
In this first week end of race, the Pramac team has improved day by day its working method and developed the relationship with Hèctor Barberà.
The next MotoGp round is planned for Jerez de la Frontera, the first European race of this spectacular 2012 season.
Hèctor Barberà – Pramac Racing Team Rider
“Overall i’m pleased with the result of the race. I enjoyed a lot riding on this track. It’ a pity for not a good start because my race pace was around a 5th or 6th position. When i tryed to play me the 6th position i made a mistake, losing the track and also some positions. My GP12 had a good tune-up for this race and i could have ended up as the first Ducati’s rider if i didn’t make a mistake. Anyway my feeling with this bike it’s very positive and i’m sure that during this 2012 season i ‘m going to be able to achieve some consistent results. The next race is scheduled in two weeks in Jerez De La Frontera, where we have worked well during the winter test so i’m confident about it.”
Francesco Guidotti – Pramac Racing Team Manager -
“If it wasn’t for a wrong start, the pace was been a good one and we could have scored a 6th place. We made progressive improvements during this week end and now we are looking forward to Jerez.”