One thing is sure: Hector Barberà is not having an easy time of it right now. On track, he hasn't yet been able to do more than eleventh, while off-track, he finds himself in hot water once more. Yesterday, the Spaniard was arrested for high-speed drunk driving, while at the wheel of his Audi R6 following a birthday party with friends. Stopped by police in Valencia, the rider registered a 0.6 blood alcohol level.
it's not the first time he's demonstrated this kind of behaviour as, in 2014, he was arrested while driving his Maserati without a licence, having had it revoked. In this case, the judge has decided to sentence the team Pons rider to 22 days of community service and the loss of his licence for a period of one year.
Regarding the situation, Barberà stated: “It's not an easy time and I made a serious mistake. The law should be respected and I regret my behaviour”.