Hector Barbera is confident he will get the medical all-clear to continue his quest for top Open class honours at Catalunya this weekend.

The Avintia Ducati rider recently joined fellow Spaniards Dani Pedrosa, Pol Espargaro and Alex Rins in seeking arm pump surgery this season.

The final check on Barbera's fitness will be made by Dr. Xavier Mir, who conducted last week's operation, at the circuit on Wednesday.

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"After some races with arm pump problems we decided to get under the knife," said Barbera, who currently holds a six-point advantage over next best Open rider Loris Baz (Forward Yamaha).

"The surgery was great, I have a big cut but I had plenty of time to heal thanks to the quick response of Xavier and his crew that found time to operate on me last Monday. Tomorrow I have the final check to get the okay to race, but my feeling tells me I'll be on the bike.

"Barcelona is one of the most special Grand Prix for me, I won one of the most important races of my career back in 125, it was long time ago but the memory is perfect. The problem is solved and although I couldn't train because of the stitches I feel strong thank to the good fitness program I did during the winter.

"The target is clear, to be fighting to win in Open Class."