17/05/15 Avintia Racing Moto GP - Grand Prix of France - RACE
After getting three victories in the Open category and premiere a new chassis for this race, the expectations of Héctor Barberá and the Avintia Racing team were very high at Le Mans. But since Friday things did not go as planned. Finally the Spanish rider has managed to turn around the situation in the race and finished 13 °, although with the Open of Hayden and Baz ahead. In addition, Barbera has suffered problems with his right arm, but that due to compartment syndrome, the pilot, the team and doctors believe it may be due to the above effort to dominate his Ducati for the 28 laps of race with a more aggressive than normal power curve. Appropriate measures will be taken if problems persist in the next race. The only positive of this Grand Prix is that new chassis works, and Barbera to leave Le Mans with more advantage on the second Open driver in the Championship classification.
Mike Di Meglio has begun very well in his home Grand Prix, but when he was 17 ° has suffered a fall in the second round, which ended with the aspirations of the French pilot of the Avintia Racing team.
Hector BARBERA #8 / 13 ° (Open P3) @HectorBarbera
It was a difficult race and in general throughout the weekend. We started badly on Friday, on Saturday it seemed that we arreglábamos it but on the officer returned it to spoil and I have not been fine all week anyway. It has been one of the most difficult races for us throughout the year, we have done some tests with electronics to have more power, and from the eighth lap had blocked right arm. I had bad on top of the bike, because although the chassis goes well the bike was very aggressive. Mugello is a track that will benefit us and we hope to be able to make a difference. The positive thing is that we came with 4 points of advantage on the second Open and we go with 5. But I'm angry because he could have done more.