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Once more the Losail circuit will host the opening round of 2016 and Yonny Hernandez is keen to start the year well.
The Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar offers a unique start to the MotoGP™ World Championship as the only race held at night. Yonny Hernandez (Aspar Team MotoGP), as well as the rest of the grid, have had three days of testing at the circuit prior to the race and is ready to get back to work and start the 2016 season properly. Back in 2015 the Colombina achieved his best finish at the Losail International Circuit when he finished tenth after an outstanding fifth place start. 2016 offers Hernandez an even better chance of battling for the front row and for potential podium finishes, new tyres and unified electronics creating not only a level playing field, but also a field full of unknowns where knowledge is power.
Starting the year on the GP14.2 may offer Hernandez some critical extra knowledge as he is already intimately aware with what the bike is capable of and how alterations affect the bike. While the factory riders were learning new bikes, new tyres and new electronics, Hernandez only had to deal with the latter two and therefore has had more time to focus on specific areas. With all riders having completed three days of testing already, the level will start very high in Qatar.
Yonny Hernandez: “I am ready and excited for the GP of Qatar to get started. I am curious to see how development is progressing with the Michelin tyres. Hopefully we can do a good job. I have been working hard to get us to where I think we should be, which is inside the top ten or twelve riders. That is our objective for this season. On the final day of the test recently in Qatar we found the right way forward and that enabled us to maintain a consistent pace. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off and start the season off on the right foot, with a positive race at Losail. I quite like the track and I had a pretty good race there last season. Night racing is unusual and also not as hot as normal.”
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