Barbera Praying For Favourable Weather On Saturday

by Louis Suddaby

Hector Barbera is hoping that the weather finally makes up its mind in time for tomorrow’s final practice session after Friday’s running was a virtual write-off. The Spaniard is making his return with Pramac Ducati after an injury-hit summer but didn’t complete a lap all day with the drizzle rendering the track too wet for dry tyres and too dry for wets.

Despite failing to turn a wheel all day, Barbera feels fully-fit and ready to resume his season which has stuttered since his outstanding qualifying performance at Mugello and he isn’t even bothered if conditions are fully wet tomorrow.

“I’m a little bit disappointed by the loss of a day due to the challenging and unpredictable weather conditions. I feel good and I’m eager to get back on the track after the six-week of absence. Unfortunately, today the track was damp and cold and I preferred to wait in the box for a good change in the weather that did not arrive, like more than half of the MotoGP riders. Obviously I’m not happy about it, but we will look forward to tomorrow, hoping for a track that is either completely dry or completely wet.”

The final 45 minute practice session takes place at 9:10am UK time with the all-important qualifying session scheduled for 12:55pm.

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