Jun 13, 2013
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From a press release
issued by Avintia Blusens MotoGP Team
FIM MotoGP World Championship: Hector Barbera (8) in action on his Avintia Blusens FTR-Kawasaki.
A thrilled Avintia Blusens team for the Catalunya GP
Barberá and Aoyama want to impress at the Catalan circuit
It is clear that what you always want is to do a good job and get a great result. But when you race at home, this desire becomes more pronounced. That is why the Avintia Blusens MotoGP team is excited for the GP of Montmeló, in which they expect to have a good weekend and shine in front of the Spanish crowd. The motivation of racing at home is a fact for both the riders and the rest of the members of the team. They always give the best of themselves in every GP, but when they compete close to one’s relations and accompanied by the warmth of the fans, it seems that there is an extra motivation.
For Barberá it is obvious that racing at Montmeló will be an important extra. His fans, family and friends will be very close supporting and accompanying him during all the days. On his behalf, Hiroshi Aoyama, aware of being part of a Spanish team, wants to collaborate to the maximum on the success of the Avintia Blusens MotoGP at a circuit filled with fans and supporters of the team. The Japanese rider expects to break the bad streak on the last two races, in which he was not lucky.
But, despite having all this support, it will not be an easy weekend. The competition is hard, the official CRT bikes are very quick and being ahead of them will be a complicated task. However, both Héctor and Hiroshi are willing to give the 200% to beat them and be on the imaginary podium of CRT though, in the case of Hiroshi, it will depend a lot on his physical condition and how much his knee, injured at Mugello, bothers him.
8 Héctor Barberá: We come from obtaining a good result in Italy and, although I had a bittersweet taste because I did not win, I am very motivated. Now the GP of Montmeló is coming and what a better place than on this track, located a few kilometres from the headquarters of our team, to achieve a victory. It would be a nice way to reward all the effort. It is a circuit that I like very much and in which, in 2004, I did, perhaps, the best race of my life winning in 125cc after being the last rider when I crossed the finishing line on the first lap of the race. So I can not deny that I have good feelings at this circuit. Our bike can go very well at Montmeló and racing in Spain always motivates especially. I expect to have a good weekend and that on Sunday we can celebrate it.
7 Hiroshi Aoyama: I am better from the injuries of the fall at Mugello. I have worked every day with the physiotherapist and the knee is better, but there is still recovery ahead. I need to rest more and improve. I think that the Montmeló layout can help to this does not bother me much. I like the circuit and our bike can work very well here but I think that the result will depend more on my physical state than the bike. I hope to be comfortable on Friday when I will get on the bike because we race very close to the facilities of my team and I would like things come out well. I know that the Avintia Blusens team would be especially pleased.