The Spanish driver is under investigation for having bought a van with allegedly false payment documents. He has had other problems with the law in the past
February 7, 2023
After racing for two years in MotoAmerica Hector Barbera he changes championship and in 2023 he returns to British Superbike with TAG Racing Honda. He will be 37 in November.
His motorcycle racing career is of high level: runner-up in the world in 125 and 250, ten victories and 32 podiums in 267 races. Off the track instead he had several problems with justice and now he is being investigated again by the judiciary.
Let’s see what happened: in 2014 he moved to Andorra with a residence permit initially valid for five years. He did not extend it but it seems that Barberá continued to live in Andorra as of 2020 bought a van at a used car dealership.
As it turned out he wouldn’t pay for it. Barbera would in fact have presented a transfer receipt for the sum of 13,500 euros which later turned out to be false after a police check. At the moment he is under investigation and the presumption of innocence is valid until the court sentence.
The previous problems
Previously the pilot had problems with the police and the judiciary. In the 2019while racing the Supersport World Championship with the Toth team’s Yamaha, was accused by the team of having stolen from the pits a Yamaha R6. The case is not never been resolved.
In 2018 he was fired from the Sito Pons team in Moto2 because the Spanish police caught him driving a car with a alcohol level higher than allowed.
In 2014 Barberá was caught by the police driving a Maserati without a licence (his had been revoked).
In 2013 it was sentenced to six months of prison for Domestic violence against his girlfriend, but the sentence was later commuted to suspended sentence.
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