MotoGP: Hector Barbera Sentenced to Six Months in Jail

Hector Barbera received an expedited judgement during a court hearing in Jerez, Spain, and was sentenced to six months in jail for assault and battery.
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Yesterday we reported that Avintia Blusens' MotoGP rider was placed in custody after assaulting his girlfriend, who had spent one night in the hospital and received medical care for contusions and bruises.

The couple remained in Jerez after the Spanish round of the MotoGP and it looks like things got a bit out of control during a heated argument, coming to blows... on both sides.

The Jerez Court sentenced both Barbera, 27, and his 23-year-old girlfriend to six and five months in jail, respectively. Since the incident was not a major crime, we believe both sentences can be commuted to community service time.

However, this incident is not the best way to prepare for the next MotoGP round which will be hosted by the legendary Le Mans circuit in France, and we can only hope the Jerez Court makes a quick decision as to whether Barbera and his girlfriend are going to the slammer or can see to their own business.

Barbera posted a press announcement on his Facebook page: "Related to the incidents happened today, just clarify that is has just been a simple couple discussion already solved by the Jerez Court and that both parts has accepted. We apologize the way the incidents had occurred, even if the Jerez Courts has solved equally for both parts."

No words on future fighting in France, and we hope they've both come to their senses.
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