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Colombian rider Yonny Hernandez is back on track at Sepang 2 after missing the last test due to a shoulder injury.
Yonny Hernandez is back on track at Sepang. This is the most important news coming from Malaysia for Pramac Racing after the first testing day which was stopped prematurely by the rain.
The colombian rider was forced to miss Sepang 1 due to a shoulder injury and his recovery seems to be in line with the schedule of the team. The physical condition is not 100% yet but this has not prevented Yonny to find a good rhythm (29 laps in total) in the light of a feeling with the Desmosedici GP 14.2 which has to be built after the two-month winter break and the injury in mid-January.
If the other riders had the possibility to continue the work begun in the first three days in Sepang, Hernandez rode for the first time his Gp 14.2 after the short time available in Valencia. The best time of 2'02''606 (19th position) is therefore not indicative.
Danilo Petrucci has worked hard during the morning, continuing the developement of his feeling with the Desmosedici GP 14.1 that had given good directions in Sepang test 1. The italian rider managed to complete 35 laps setting early (7° lap) with hard tyres his better time of 2'02'225. A few seconds before getting back on the track in the afternoon to keep on the set up and try to lower the time he was stopped by the violent rain that forced him to remain inside the pit box.
Yonny Hernandez: "It's not easy for me. I feel pain. But this is normal. I have to think at the future and try to manage the training. I have to find a better feeling with the grip and the bike again. I need to complete a lot of laps and work hard. Today it has been a short training due to the rain but it was good for me. The week is still long here in Sepang".
Danilo Petrucci: "I managed to run fast in the first few laps then i started to struggle a lot in the heat as i was not able to find grip with the front end especially under braking. We tried to find some new solutions on the set up and before the break, with the maximum temperature, I lapped close to my best time. The feeling was good, with my chief Daniele Romagnoli we had found a good setting and I was very confident. That's why i'm very disappointed: due to the rain i was not be able to get back on the track. Tomorrow we will try to be a little more aggressive with the program because i'm not happy with the time i set. To be honest i'm not so far from the guys above me but the 16° place in the timesheet does not satisfy me".
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