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Hernandez: “We were able to spend almost all day on track”

Hernandez: “We were able to spend almost all day on track”

A full second day of testing in Jerez helps Yonny Hernandez to better understand the 2016 electronics.

All of the MotoGP™ World Championship teams running Ducati machines in 2016 were present for a three-day test in Jerez. The Aspar MotoGP team has switched from Honda to Ducati in 2016 and took this opportunity to further increase their understanding of the new GP14.2 machines as well as give Yonny Hernandez a chance to adapt to the new software and tyres. Electronics were the Colombians main focus on the second day, experimenting with traction control and engine braking settings. Significant improvements were made to Hernandez’s GP14.2, especially in the slower corners.

Hernandez will remain in Jerez for a final day of testing as his teammate Eugene Laverty heads to Barcelona for an operation on a broken left wrist. Electronics will once again be his focus as there is still much work to be done with the unified Magnetti Marelli software, although Hernandez feels he has already found a level similar to last year with them.

Yonny Hernandez: “The first run out yesterday was brief but today we were able to spend almost all day on track here at Jerez. We waited a little this morning for the track to get up to temperature and then we started working again on the new electronics. We tried some different things with the traction control and the engine braking. We have got the bike turning better in the slow corners and I am happy with the job we have done because virtually from the start we went a second quicker than yesterday. The relationship with the team is improving every day and I really like the new electronics, which are quite similar to what I used last year.”

MotoGP, 2016, Yonny Hernandez, Pull & Bear Aspar Team

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