Héctor Barbera will make his MotoGP debut with the Aspar Team next year.
Jorge ‘Aspar' Martinez confirmed the signing of the rider from Dos Aguas, on Wednesday, giving a strong ‘Valenciana' flavor to his new MotoGP project.
Both team and rider will discover the premier
class, in 2010, but expect to do well with their Ducati Desmosedici. Barbera, whose GP career started in 2002 with Aspar, didn't hide his delight of landing this ride and hailed it as a dream come true.
The Spaniard is currently competing in the 250cc World Championship with the Pepe World Aprilia Team run by former rider Sito Pons. Winner of the Qatar GP, at the start of the season, Héctor also climbed on the podium at Catalunya and Assen. He is lying fourth in the standings.
He joins fellow 250cc riders Marco Simoncelli and Alvaro Bautista on the list of MotoGP latest recruits.
The Italian will join the San Carlo Honda Gresini Team while the Spaniard turned down the Aspar ride to take up the factory Suzuki Team offer.