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Barbera: We are in incredible form at the moment

"We are in incredible form at the moment... I would love to be the top Ducati again" - Hector Barbera.
Hector Barbera arrives at his third home Spanish round of the season full of confidence after a strong showing in the recent San Marino Grand Prix.

The Aspar rider was the top Ducati throughout free practice and qualifying at Misano, where he went on to finish as the second best Desmosedici rider - in ninth, two places behind factory star Valentino Rossi - in the race.

A satellite rider speaking of outpacing seven-time MotoGP champion Rossi on the same brand of bike would have raised eyebrows in previous seasons, but Barbera feels he has a fighting chance of once again leading the Ducati challenge at some point this weekend.

"We are in incredible form at the moment, the team are helping me a lot and I am enjoying every session on the bike," said Barbera. "We have found a good base set-up and we are getting the most out of the bike at the moment.

"This is also another home race for us and after qualifying as the best Ducati and finishing the race as the second one I am highly motivated. I love the track - it is very complete and it suits my riding style perfectly.

"The set-up we have should work well here at Motorland and the objective is to continue in the same way we've been working recently because if we do that the results will come. I would love to be the top Ducati again."

Barbera is ninth in the world championship with five rounds remaining, having taken a best finish of sixth in the wet at Jerez.



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Penelope Pitstop - Unregistered

September 16, 2011 1:03 PM

Barbera and Bautista were the stars of 250 along with Lorenzo. Its strange to see how their fortunes have waned a little now they are on uncompetitive rides. Do they desrve that? Probably not. That's the world of MotoGP, but wouldn't it be better for fans if they had more equal machinery like in Moto2? MotoGP may be the pinnacle of the sport but it has become boring and processional (just like the F1 farce) It may lose the tag of being the top 2 wheel race series but it would be a lot more enjoyable to watch. And if it becomes more enjoyable more people will do it resulting in bigger audiences and more money and therefore better bikes and stadia. Where's the problem with that?



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