Reale Avintia Racing riders Hector Barbera and Loris Baz head to the Jerez circuit for the Grand Prix of Spain this weekend, the first race in Europe after three rounds in Qatar, Argentina and the United States.

Hector Barbera heads to his home race, where he will reach the milestone of 125 GP’s in the MotoGP class. He is looking forward to celebrate this record with an improvement of his riding style to get the maximum from his Ducati Desmosedici GP16. Following a difficult start of the season, Barbera wants to get back to the top places in front of his home crowd.

His Reale Avintia Racing teammate, Loris Baz, confronts the Spanish round determined to fight for a good result and to forget the DNF in Austin. The Frenchman was close to get in Q2 with his Desmosedici GP15 in Texas and he aims to go even faster in Jerez from the first practice on Friday.

“I arrive at Jerez eager to have a good weekend. I feel really strong after training hard during the last week. I’ve been working on my riding style and I like the circuit, so I look forward to jump on the bike and work towards the race with the aim of getting close to the front runners. The first three races have been tough, but I’m sure that working together with my team, we can come back stronger. We have the right bike and all the technology we need to reach our goal. We just need a good result on Sunday.”

“This is the first round in Europe and I look forward to start the race weekend. I always like to race in Jerez following the firsts rounds in Qatar and America. We have to wait and see how the tyres work. I hope to get the same good feeling that I had the last time, when we were testing there in November. If we can get this feeling from Friday, I think that we will be able to have a good weekend. I like the circuit and in Spain I always feel at home.”