The first day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix has been difficult for the drivers of Avintia Racing. Hector Barbera finished 14th in his first day with Ducati Team Desmosedici GP. The Spanish rider took it easy and has used the two sessions to learn more about the bike the injured Andrea Iannone and accumulate experience.
Héctor Barberá | 1’46.853 | P14
"Today has been a very special day for me because first I could ride the Desmosedici GP 2016'll fly next year. At first I felt fine, but when I started to use more than the front tire I lost some sensation and I could not push hard. We have tried different settings and at the end of FP2 I have regained sensation, but most importantly I felt good with the bike, which goes very well as Dovi showed today. In any case, we have accumulated a lot of useful information that will allow us to work better tomorrow. "