Hector Barbera

Hector Barbera

1986-11-02 (age 34)


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Barbera gets second WSBK chance at Imola

Ex-MotoGP rider Hector Barbera will get a second weekend with the Orelac Kawasaki World Superbike outfit in next month's Imola round.

Barbera to make WSBK debut at Assen

Former MotoGP racer Hector Barbera will make his World Superbike debut this weekend at Assen, standing in for the injured Leandro Mercado at the Orelac Kawasaki outfit.

Ex-MotoGP racer Barbera makes World Supersport move

Ex-MotoGP rider Hector Barbera will make his World Supersport debut at the Portuguese round in September with the Puccetti Kawasaki team, it has been announced.

Barbera loses Moto2 ride after drunk driving charge

Former MotoGP rider Hector Barbera has parted ways with his Pons Moto2 team a day on from being charged with driving under the influence.

Pons signs Barbera and Baldassarri for Moto2 2018

The Pons Moto2 squad has announced it will field an all-new line-up of Hector Barbera and Lorenzo Baldassarri next season.

Barbera poised for Pons Moto2 move in 2018

Avintia Ducati MotoGP rider Hector Barbera is poised to join Sito Pons' Moto2 outfit in 2018.

Avintia in talks with six riders for 2018 MotoGP seats

As many as six riders are in contention for the two seats at Avintia Ducati for the 2018 MotoGP season, Motorsport.com has learned.

Austria MotoGP: Barbera leads Dovizioso in first practice

Avintia Ducati's Hector Barbera set the pace in the opening MotoGP practice for the Austrian Grand Prix after Andrea Dovizioso's best time was deleted.

Gallery: First half of MotoGP 2017 season in photos

Relive the first half of the 2017 MotoGP season with our selection of 100 photos.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Barbera beats Marquez in wet FP2

Avintia Ducati's Hector Barbera topped the second MotoGP practice session at a rainy Sachsenring, beating Marc Marquez by less than a tenth.

Motorsport.com's Top 10 MotoGP riders of 2016

Nine different winners over the course of the year means the 2016 MotoGP season will go down in history - but who were the top performers across the 18-round campaign? Our international panel gives their verdict.

Malaysian MotoGP: Motorsport.com's rider ratings

The MotoGP contingent had to weather extreme conditions at Sepang, with the Malaysian skies allowing some of the sport's underdogs to steal the limelight.

Malaysian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Andrea Dovizioso scores a superb win in the Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang

Australian MotoGP: Motorsport.com's rider ratings

It may not quite have been last year's thriller, but Phillip Island still threw up another eventful MotoGP race on Sunday - with a winner few would have expected. Jamie Klein assesses the field.

Motegi MotoGP: Motorsport.com's rider ratings

The Japanese Grand Prix will be remembered for being the place that Marc Marquez secured title number three - but who else stood out at Motegi? Valentin Khorounzhiy offer his assessment.

Barbera to stand in for Iannone again in Australia

Hector Barbera will get a second race with the Ducati factory team as he compete in place of the injured Andrea Iannone at Phillip Island.

Motegi MotoGP: Dovizioso leads Marquez in first practice

Andrea Dovizioso sent Ducati to the top of the time sheets in opening practice with his final flying lap of Twin-Ring Motegi to eclipse Marc Marquez by a quarter-second.

Dovizioso says Iannone sub Barbera good for Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso believes Hector Barbera's arrival at Ducati will be good for the team, as the Spaniard replaces Andrea Iannone in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Brno MotoGP: Motorsport.com's rider ratings

Another MotoGP race held in mixed conditions threw up another unusual result, as Cal Crutchlow took advantage of the chaos to take a first win. But who else shone at Brno? Jamie Klein rates the field.

Brno MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

First-class Crutchlow and LCR Honda secure first ever GP victory

Brno MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Marc Marquez turned in yet another masterpiece today in Brno, earning a record pole position despite having to overtake Valentino Rossi during his flying lap.

Brno MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after FP2

Marc Marquez sets the pace on day one in Brno after a spectacular save in FP2

Brno MotoGP: Marquez tops second practice after epic save

Two-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez set the fastest time for Honda in second free practice for the Czech Grand Prix at Brno, topping Ducati’s Andrea Iannone and Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo.

Avintia confirms unchanged line-up of Barbera, Baz for 2017

Avintia Racing will keep the same line-up of Hector Barbera and Loris Baz for the 2017 MotoGP season, the team has announced.

Austria MotoGP: Dovizioso fastest as Ducati dominates FP2

Ducati dominated the second free practice session for MotoGP’s return to Austria, the works bikes lapping well clear of the opposition to take a 1-2.

Iannone leads Ducati 1-2-3-4 on final day of Austria test

Andrea Iannone topped both sessions of the second and final day of MotoGP's in-season private test at the Red Bull Ring, as Ducati continued to dominate proceedings.

Rossi: I was “lucky” to qualify on the front row

Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi admitted he was fortunate to salvage a front-row starting position for the German MotoGP at the Sachsenring, after he became mired in traffic on his second qualifying run.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez on pole, Lorenzo crashes twice

Marc Marquez will start the German Grand Prix from pole position at the Sachsenring, as Jorge Lorenzo suffered a total nightmare and crashed twice during qualifying.

Catalunya MotoGP: Marquez sets stunning pole in Barcelona

Honda’s Marc Marquez will start the Catalunya MotoGP round from pole position after dominating qualifying in Barcelona.

Avintia targeting Pol Espargaro for 2017 ride

Pol Espargaro could switch from Yamaha to Ducati next season, if the Avintia squad can convince the Spaniard to join the team for the 2017 MotoGP season.

Argentina MotoGP: Motorsport.com's rider ratings

The second round of the 2016 MotoGP season was an unusual affair with mid-race bike swaps, crashes galore and some unfamiliar names high up the order. Jamie Klein examines who stood out.

Barbera: "I shone on two-strokes, I can do the same in MotoGP"

Hector Barbera has yet to replicate the form he showed early in his career in MotoGP, but the Spaniard is confident his time is coming. He caught up with Oriol Puigdemont ahead of the Qatar season opener.

Interview: Kevin Schwantz on the 2016 MotoGP season

1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz previews the 2016 MotoGP season, and expects the new tires will shake up the order. However, as he tells David Malsher, the reigning champ is in prime position right now.

Vinales stars again to top day two in Qatar as Marquez falls

Suzuki’s Maverick Vinales produced another stunning performance to grab the top spot in the second day of MotoGP testing at Qatar.

Analysis: 10 things we learned from the Phillip Island MotoGP test

With the second test of the 2016 MotoGP pre-season now in the history books, Oriol Puigdemont analyses the key players' form in the three days at Phillip Island.

Motorsport.com's Top 10 MotoGP riders of 2015

Motorsport.com's panel of MotoGP experts have pooled their thoughts to determine the top 10 riders of a vintage season for Grand Prix racing.

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa sets the early pace ahead of Lorenzo

Honda's Dani Pedrosa led the opening practice session at Sepang International circuit for the Malaysian GP, ahead of title contender Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez.

Loris Baz secures Avintia Ducati ride for 2016

MotoGP rider Loris Baz will switch from Yamaha to Ducati machinery in 2016 after joining Avintia Racing, partnering Hector Barbera on the Ducati GP14.2 bikes.

Lorenzo sends an early warning shot to rivals in Jerez MotoGP practice

Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo led the way in the first practice session for this weekend's MotoGP round at Jerez, ahead of Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro and Honda's Cal Crutchlow.

Rossi takes second victory of the year in thrilling Argentina MotoGP

The legendary Valentino Rossi won a dramatic race to score his second victory of 2015 and stretch his championship advantage, as Marc Marquez crashed out during battle for the lead.

Marquez takes second MotoGP pole of 2015 in Argentina

Marc Marquez was back to his dominant self in qualifying for the MotoGP race in Argentina, the factory Honda rider sealing his second pole position of the year.

Marquez back on top in Argentina MotoGP FP3

Reigning champion Marc Marquez jumped into top spot in third practice at Termas de Rio Hondo, ahead of fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow and Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro.

Espargaro maintains practice advantage in Argentina

Aleix Espargaro once again lead the field in second practice at Termas de Rio Hondo aboard the works Suzuki, ahead of Ducati's Andrea Iannone and Honda's Marc Marquez.

Espargaro gets up to speed quickest in Argentina MotoGP practice

Factory Suzuki rider Aleix Espargaro lead Ducati pair Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso in the opening practice session at Termas de Rio Hondo.

Marquez secures dominant victory at Austin

Reigning MotoGP Marc Marquez made it three wins in a row at the Circuit of the Americas, with Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi completing the podium.

Marquez storms to pole position in hectic Austin MotoGP qualifying

Honda rider Marc Marquez set a new lap record at the Circuit of the Americas to secure pole position, despite having to change to a second bike.

Legend Rossi wins sensational MotoGP opener in Qatar

Valentino Rossi won the opening round of the MotoGP season under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar after a fantastic duel with Andrea Dovizioso.

Marquez continues to lead MotoGP field in Qatar

Reigning champion leads on day two ahead of Crutchlow and Iannone

Dovizioso edges out Marquez on second day of MotoGP testing in Qatar

Reigning MotoGP champion splits factory Ducati riders Dovizioso and Iannone

Marquez ends Sepang MotoGP test on top

Reigning MotoGP world champion takes fastest lap on day three ahead of Lorenzo and Crutchlow

Marquez goes quickest on day two at Sepang

Marc Marquez returned to the top of the timing sheets on the second day of testing at the Sepang circuit.

Rossi leads opening day of MotoGP testing at Sepang

Seven-time MotoGP champion sets the bar on first day of second Sepang test.

Can Marquez and HRC maintain the edge on MotoGP rivals?

MotoGP champ wants more grip while Yamaha make seamless transition to second Sepang test.

Lorenzo on a mission on second day at Sepang MotoGP testing

Movistar Yamaha rider leads the way and continues to improve lap times

Miniscule gap separates top MotoGP riders on first day of 2015 testing

MotoGP roars back into life with Marquez, Rossi and Lorenzo locked together

Yamaha secures double podium at sweltering Sepang

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo claim Yamaha’s eighth double podium of the season.

Marquez emerges victorious from thrilling Sepang MotoGP battle

Repsol Honda rider seals 12th win of the year ahead of teammates Rossi and Lorenzo.

Lorenzo Reigns at Motegi

Jorge Lorenzo equals five-time 500cc World Champion Mick Doohan's record of 54 victories in his Grand Prix career.