Pramac Racing Team
After a good Championship start, the Pramac Racing Team can’t wait to face a new challange, that will take place on Estoril Circuit, Portugal, next weekend. This is the 13th edition of the Estoril GP, during which Hector won one race but made it the podium a lot.
The layout of the Autodromo Fernando Pires de Silva is contrasting, featuring one of the longest main straights in MotoGP and one of the slowest corners. Several other twisty sections cause the lowest average speed in the Championship but the 200km/h at the fifth turn and the final Parabolica corner are two of the toughest tests of any rider's skill and bravery. Besides, the circuit of Estoril, is just seven kilometres from the Atlantic and it is notorious for fastest changes in weather, with spells of warm sunshine often interrupted by wild gusts of cold wind and rain. In this circuit, Hèctor have had an ups and downs of strange emotions (thanks to several podiums and stirring races) and small disappointments. Certainly, the Spanish rider likes Estoril and he hopes to continue to be in the top ten this season aboard of his Ducati GP12.
Hèctor Barberà – Rider Pramac Racing Team
“I like Estoril and on this track I have achieved great deal. Physically I'm fine, and I know that the bike is ready for Estoril. I know that our Ducati can give us many satisfaction if we work well as we did. In Jerez I wasn’t able to regain the confidence while I was riding my GP12, because of the tricky track conditions, even if the work of the team has been faultless. But a new and unpredictable challenge is starting..”.
Francesco Guidotti – Team Manager Pramac Racing –
“Estoril is a difficult track, which combines slow sectors with other fast. The last corner is without a doubt the most difficult. The rain could shuffle the cards: It may rain for all three regions of free practice, qualifying and the race. Despite that I’m confident with the team’s work and with Hèctor’s abilities, hope to achieve a good race result.