The Pramac team gets ready for the second race of the 2012 season in Spain
|Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:46|
The Pramac Ducati Team moves to Spain for the fifth race of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, the second on Spanish soil this season, after facing the French round at the Bugatti Circuit.
The Catalan layout features have one of the longest main straights in the world, watched over by a vast grandstand, which is always full to bursting from Saturday morning.
The rest of the track is characterised by long radius, medium and high-speed sweeping corners, with two tight left-hand hairpins thrown into the mix. This variation combined with regular changes in camber makes the circuit particularly demanding on chassis balance and means that front-end feel is a key concern for every rider.
The 2012 Grand Premi de Catalunya will see the White and Green rider Hèctor Barberà prepared to ride on a circuit that suits his riding style, providing another opportunity to gather experience aboard on his Ducati Desmosedici and points for the World Championship standing.
On this track, the 25-years-old rider, has often gotten brilliant results, as a first place riding an Aprilia 125cc or a couple of podiums during his middle class seasons in 2008 and 2009.
From tomorrow Hèctor will look for a good setup on his GP12 and he will work deeply with his crew to redeem the sour French result.
Hèctor Barberà ? Rider Pramac Racing Team
?The Grand Premi de Catalunya is an event that I always love. It is the second round of the year in Spain and signals the end of the first quarter of the 2012 campaign.
The last race didn't go at too badly considering the good points that we were able to take home. Ninth place was a good result but we have to target to a better result and I hope we can move up the scale this weekend. I like Montmeló a lot, it is one of those circuits that tends to suit me, with fast and technical corners.
We have to work hard from the first session of the race, give it our best and the results will come. I have got good memories of this track because I had one of the best races of my entire career here in 2004, so i'm optimistic about this weekend.?
Francesco Guidotti ? Pramac Racing Team Manager -
?We arrive in Barcelona hoping for the sun or for stable weather conditions, compared to the tricky conditions that we have had until now.
The work with Hèctor, the crew and on our Desmosedici is keeping up and is improving race after race and I'm confident with our capability.
We are happy to have a steadfast presence in the Top Ten standing, but we could be able to achieve more consistent results until the end of this 2012 campaign.?
Article source: Pramac Racing