Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Positive outcome for Barbera

Héctor Barberá put in a tiring 91 laps on the final day at Jerez on Sunday, as he and his Pramac Racing crew worked on a variety of aspects on the GP12. The Spaniard rode on the new Bridgestone front tyre which was rolled out at the Test, and was 11th fastest overall.

Héctor Barberá:
"To be honest these three days were a little bit strange, mainly due to the wind and weather. We made numerous adjustments to our Ducati and we worked specifically on the set-up of the electronics. After Saturday we lost a lot of time due to bad weather conditions, but on Sunday we worked tirelessly to take a step forward. I rode for 91 laps. We found a good set-up and now I’m able to ride in a better way, in particular with the tyres. When I tried to improve my best lap time there were a lot of riders on track, and I lost my chance. But I’m satisfied with how the Test went. We also tested the new Bridgestone tyres, which worked very well with our Ducati."

Marco Rigamonti, Crew Chief:
"These three days were very difficult for us, due to the weather conditions, but fortunately we worked in a positive way on the final day. We found a nice feeling with the bike and we also found some good solutions with tyres, compared to the Malaysian Test, during which we had some problems with tyre wear. Now we have a good set-up, which allows us to maintain our lap time, also with worn tyres. We tested the new Bridgestone tyres too, but only for few laps, because we preferred to work on the materials that we will definitely have."

source: MotoGP Official

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