11/10/15 Avintia Racing Moto GP - Grand Prix of Japan - career
Héctor Barberá arrived in Japan willing to trim points in the standings to Loris Baz and from day one has been the pilot of the Open category on dry asphalt. But today the rain has made an appearance and everything has begun again to the Spanish pilot of the Avintia Racing team. In the warm up then found comfortable and has come to race very confident in his chances. Output has been perfect and has won various positions, he then followed back until placed in the top 10 to cross the finishing line in ninth position and add seven valuable points that return the leadership in Open in the absence of three Grand Prix.
The MotoGP World Championship now travels to Phillip Island, where you place the Australia Grand Prix next weekend.
Hector BARBERA #8 / 9th (Open P1) @HectorBarbera
This was my race number 100 in MotoGP and a circuit where he had good and bad memories. Here I've won races, but I've also had to leave in a helicopter. Why Motegi always created my uncertainty, but this result changes everything. During the weekend we had very well rolled dry and it had all very clear, but it is dark raining and it is as if the weekend returning to start from scratch. In the warm up I went very well and I've been able to take advantage of throughout the session to catch feelings. I want to thank Jarno, my chief mechanic, because she made a setting about to very good, and also to Penny, our electronic engineer of Ducati because I've been able to manage very well race. It has been hard psychologically because as of the 15 turn not had anyone front, but the back were two seconds. I went tight and no one front is very easy to make a mistake, so I've decided to enjoy those turns. This ninth returns the first position in Open and let me calmer, because the truth is that after Misano was very angry. Now we go to Phillip Island, a circuit that I love and where we hope to increase the advantage in the interim.