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Barbera leaves Sepang as top Ducati

'The behaviour of the bike is quite severe, but we still have improvements to make in anticipation of the first race' - Hector Barbera
Pramac Ducati's Hector Barbera outpaced the factory Ducati pair of Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden over a single lap to leave Sepang as the fastest GP12 rider, at the conclusion of the MotoGP shakedown in Malaysia.

Barbera, who is using the Desmosedici which Rossi rode at Valencia in the November test, completed his fastest lap in a time of 2m 01.231s to be ranked sixth fastest.

The Pramac team focused on chassis and suspension work on the 'Valencia-spec' GP12, which has since become Barbera's satellite-spec 2012 machine.

“I am very pleased with the day just passed. The feeling with my Ducati is getting better and I'm starting to understand how to use an engine that has a very different response from the 800 last year,” said Barberra.

“The behaviour of the bike is quite severe, but we still have improvements to make in anticipation of the first race. I can't be anything other than happy with the result today.”



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bjr - Unregistered

March 02, 2012 12:07 AM

Punching below your weight meant you're beating up on sombody smaller then you. I think you meant punching above his weight. We also use "punching above your weight" when your girlfriend is wayyyy hotter than your looks or wallet suggest you should be able to get....

yo mama

March 01, 2012 11:08 PM

Hector has been punching well below his weight the last few years. This is the kid that rode from last place to win over Casey, Dovi, Jorge in the 125s. Hope he finally realizes his promise.



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