After two difficult races Hector Barbera was again the best Open Class rider in the Grand Prix of Germany. The Avintia Racing rider got a great start from the 13th place of the grid, but was pushed out by the Australian Jack Miller and crossed the line 20thafter the first lap. But Barbera didn’t gave up and started to fight his way back up through the field to catch Miller and Bautista with ten laps remaining. Then he slow down a little bit to get strength for the final attack and study his rivals before increasing the pace again to see the checkered flag almost two seconds ahead of Aprilia rider and more than five seconds ahead of Miller’s Honda. With this result Hector increases his leading in the Open Class and heads the summer break more relaxed, but looking forward to come back stronger to Indianapolis in four weeks time.
HÉCTOR BARBERÁ #8 / 13th (P1 Open) @HectorBarbera I’m really happy because we have been fast during all the weekend. Maybe today I’ve wait a little bit more because I knew my pace was very strong. We made some modification this morning and maybe it was not the best for the first part of the race, but it worked really well at the end. One more time Miller touched me, this time in the first corner, and I lost a lot of places… But we made a good recovery and I was fast. At the end of the day, to finish 13th and first in Open Class is positive. After two unfortunate races, today was the time to show our potential. Now we go to the summer break more relaxed because we needed to stop this bad run. The team has been fantastic and I have to say thank you to everybody, but particularly to Jarno and Bocha. Regardless of the work inside the garage, during the week they help me to be always at 200 per cent and when I arrive to the track I give the maximum.