Héctor Barberá

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Héctor Barberá
Hector Barbera 2010 Qatar.jpg
Barberá at the 2010 Qatar Grand Prix.
Nationality  Spanish
Born (1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 27)
Dos Aguas (Spain)
Current team Avintia Racing
Bike number 8
Website hectorbarbera.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2010
Manufacturers Ducati, FTR, Avintia
Championships 0
2013 Championship position 16th (35 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
78 0 0 0 0 292
250cc World Championship
Active years 20052009
Manufacturers Honda
Aprilia
Championships 0
2009 Championship position 2nd (239 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
75 4 20 8 4 830
125cc World Championship
Active years 20022004
Manufacturers Aprilia
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
47 6 12 1 6 416
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Barberá and the second or maternal family name is Vall.

Héctor Barberá Vall (born November 2, 1986 in Dos Aguas, Valencia Province) is a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer competing in the MotoGP class aboard an Avintia Blusens FTR.[1]

Hector began his World Championship career at the age of 15 in the 2002 125cc world championship, under the guidance of Jorge Martínez "Aspar", who teamed Barberá and fellow youngster Ángel Rodríguez up with the experienced Pablo Nieto.

In his first season Barberá established himself as the most promising rider of the three and in 2003 he broke through, with his first victory at Donington Park making him one of the youngest riders ever to win a Grand Prix. A strong finish to the season saw him take third place in the championship and he signed up for a title challenge with Seedorf Racing in 2003.[1] Several inopportune crashes and mechanical failures derailed his hopes but victory in the final race secured the runner-up spot and a factory ride with Fortuna Honda in the 250cc class for 2005.[1] After two years with the team he moved to Team Toth in 2007.[1]

Barberá riding an Aprilia at the 2007 Italian Grand Prix.

Barberá survived a huge crash during the Italian round of the championship on June 1, 2008. Running second behind Marco Simoncelli on the penultimate lap who tried to defend his lead by changing his line on the straight, Barberá slipstreamed onto Simoncelli's back wheel and clipped it with his front brake lever. His bike somersaulted through the air, with Barberá escaping somewhat uninjured. However, a further crash in practice at Motegi left him with two spinal fractures, ending his season.[2]

In the 2009 250cc world championship, Barberá won three races along with five other podium results to finish second to Honda's Hiroshi Aoyama.[1] Barberá won the 2009 Valencia Grand Prix, the final two-stroke, 250cc race in Grand Prix history, as the class was to be discontinued in favor of the four-stroke Moto2 class in 2010.[1] On 20 August 2009 it was announced Barberá would move to MotoGP in 2010, riding for the Aspar Racing Team aboard Ducati customer bikes.[3][4] Barberá finished the 2010 MotoGP season in twelfth place, and followed on in eleventh place in 2011. On 7 November 2011, it was announced that he was moving to Pramac Racing for the 2012 season.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Moto Races Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Position
2002 125cc Aprilia 15 0 0 0 0 50 14th
2003 125cc Aprilia 16 2 5 0 2 164 3rd
2004 125cc Aprilia 16 4 7 1 4 202 2nd
2005 250cc Honda 16 0 0 0 0 120 9th
2006 250cc Aprilia 14 1 3 2 1 152 7th
2007 250cc Aprilia 17 0 5 0 1 177 5th
2008 250cc Aprilia 12 0 4 2 1 142 6th
2009 250cc Aprilia 16 3 8 4 1 239 2nd
2010 MotoGP Ducati 18 0 0 0 0 90 12th
2011 MotoGP Ducati 16 0 0 0 0 82 11th
2012 MotoGP Ducati 15 0 0 0 0 83 11th
2013 MotoGP FTR 18 0 0 0 0 35 16th
2014 MotoGP Avintia 11 0 0 0 0 2* 24th*
Total 200 10 32 9 10 1538
  • * Season in progress.

By class[edit]

Class Seas 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125cc 2002–2004 2002 Japan 2003 Netherlands 2003 Great Britain 47 6 12 1 6 416 0
250cc 2005–2009 2005 Spain 2006 Turkey 2006 China 75 4 20 8 4 830 0
MotoGP 2010– 2010 Qatar 78 0 0 0 0 292 0
Total 2002–Present 200 10 32 9 10 1538

Races by year[edit]

[1] (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2002 125cc Aprilia JPN
16
RSA SPA
12
FRA
15
ITA
Ret
CAT
18
NED
20
GBR
Ret
GER
21
CZE
4
POR
Ret
BRA
15
PAC
5
MAL
8
AUS
14
VAL
6
14th 50
2003 125cc Aprilia JPN
Ret
RSA
13
SPA
7
FRA
11
ITA
9
CAT
Ret
NED
3
GBR
1
GER
14
CZE
5
POR
2
BRA
9
PAC
1
MAL
8
AUS
6
VAL
3
3rd 164
2004 125cc Aprilia RSA
10
SPA
3
FRA
5
ITA
3
CAT
1
NED
6
BRA
1
GER
2
GBR
Ret
CZE
7
POR
1
JPN
Ret
QAT
12
MAL
Ret
AUS
6
VAL
1
2nd 202
2005 250cc Honda SPA
5
POR
11
CHN
7
FRA
7
ITA
6
CAT
16
NED
9
GBR
Ret
GER
8
CZE
Ret
JPN
8
MAL
6
QAT
7
AUS
4
TUR
6
VAL
5
9th 120
2006 250cc Aprilia SPA
5
QAT
4
TUR
2
CHN
1
FRA
7
ITA
Ret
CAT NED GBR
5
GER
5
CZE
5
MAL
Ret
AUS
6
JPN
7
POR
10
VAL
3
7th 152
2007 250cc Aprilia QAT
3
SPA
Ret
TUR
8
CHN
6
FRA
4
ITA
3
CAT
8
GBR
Ret
NED
7
GER
6
CZE
4
RSM
3
POR
5
JPN
3
AUS
Ret
MAL
2
VAL
5
5th 177
2008 250cc Aprilia QAT
2
SPA
5
POR
8
CHN
6
FRA
12
ITA
Ret
CAT
3
GBR
4
NED
5
GER
2
CZE
4
RSM
3
IND
C
JPN
DNS
AUS MAL VAL 6th 142
2009 250cc Aprilia QAT
1
JPN
11
SPA
4
FRA
11
ITA
5
CAT
3
NED
2
GER
5
GBR
8
CZE
7
IND
6
RSM
1
POR
3
AUS
2
MAL
2
VAL
1
2nd 239
2010 MotoGP Ducati QAT
12
SPA
13
FRA
8
ITA
12
GBR
11
NED
12
CAT
10
GER
9
USA
Ret
CZE
9
IND
10
RSM
9
ARA
11
JPN
13
MAL
11
AUS
14
POR
10
VAL
8
12th 90
2011 MotoGP Ducati QAT
12
SPA
6
POR
Ret
FRA
9
CAT
11
GBR
11
NED
12
ITA
7
GER
11
USA
9
CZE
10
IND
Ret
RSM
9
ARA
8
JPN
Ret
AUS MAL
C
VAL
11
11th 82
2012 MotoGP Ducati QAT
9
SPA
10
POR
10
FRA
9
CAT
11
GBR
10
NED
7
GER
9
ITA
9
USA IND
WD
CZE RSM
Ret
ARA
12
JPN
10
MAL
7
AUS
12
VAL
Ret
11th 83
2013 MotoGP FTR QAT
13
AME
18
SPA
12
FRA
18
ITA
10
CAT
Ret
NED
20
GER
11
USA
10
IND
16
CZE
Ret
GBR
13
RSM
Ret
ARA
Ret
MAL
14
AUS
14
JPN
16
VAL
12
16th 35
2014 MotoGP Avintia QAT
Ret
AME
15
ARG
16
SPA
15
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
19
NED
18
GER
18
IND
Ret
CZE
17
GBR
RSM
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
24th* 2*
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Héctor Barberá". motogp.com. Dorna Sports. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Simoncelli pole, Barbera out". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  3. ^ English, Steven (2009-08-20). "Barbera to join Aspar in premier class". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Aspar-Ducati satellite deal imminent". gpupdate.net (GPUpdate). 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  5. ^ "motogp.com · Pramac confirm Barberá signing for 2012". Retrieved 7 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ángel Rodríguez
Spanish 125cc Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Álvaro Bautista