Barberá to start the Malaysian GP from 15th spot on the grid
The Avintia Blusens rider did some good work during the qualifying session of the Malaysian GP at the circuit of Sepang.
The session was complicated by the rain that started to fall during the last part of qualifying. Héctor had hoped to be higher up on the starting grid, but some wet patches on track when he tried to improve his time on his final lap prevented a better result. But the fourth best starting position amongst the CRT bikes has to be seen as a positive result, going into tomorrow’s race.
Tomorrow during warm up, Barberá will try to fine tune the setup of his bike to be more competitive and get as many points as he can to add to his tally in the CRT ranking.
#8 Héctor Barberá – 15th place – 2.03.212
During the first free practice session we went back to trying the new engine, but in the end we scrapped it for this GP. We preferred to fine tune the bike’s setup based on the conventional engine to enable us to be competitive and finish the race in the best position possible. The bike worked well and I was convinced that I could set a time that would position me amongst the top CRT bikes. But on my last lap, when I tried to put down a fast lap time, I encountered wet patches in the last sectors and I had to abort the lap. It’s a shame. But in any case, tomorrow we’ll try to do some more work during warm up and I hope I’ll have a good race.
Source: Avintia Racing