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A change of scene for Yonny Hernandez

A change of scene for Yonny Hernandez

Yonny Hernandez began acclimatising in Monday’s Misano test, riding the Ignite Pramac Racing bike of Ben Spies for the first time.

With Michele Pirro set to be occupied with Ducati Team tests over forthcoming weeks, the Italian would not have been able to race for Pramac at all Grands Prix. Hernandez now steps in from PBM and will remain there until Spies is fit to return.

“I am happy because this bike has much more power compared to the one I was used to, the electronics are totally different and I need to change my riding style to be faster, but today I rode the best bike of my life,” the content Colombian commented.

“I need to work hard, to learn a lot, because the electronics are really different from the CRT. I need to work hard on the feeling and I’ll do my best. I need to do a lot of kilometers to achieve a good pace for the race, but I am faster than with my other bike. It’s too early to say anything, I need more time to learn and to improve.

“I feel good physically right now - for a first day it has been not so bad. I need to understand this bike, that is really different from mine, and it has a lot of power too. I really thank Pramac and Ducati for the opportunity they have given me.”

Prior to racing PBM’s ART machine this season, Hernandez - now 25 - made his MotoGP™ class debut in 2012 with Avintia Blusens.

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