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Hernandez: “Thankfully, we solved the problem”

Hernandez: “Thankfully, we solved the problem”

A multitude of small issues, including a crash, slowed Yonny Hernandez’s progress but he remains competitive.

Early rain delayed action momentarily in Phillip Island on the second day of the three day test, the clouds eventually lifting and allowing riders to properly begin their work. Colombia’s Yonny Hernandez was able to complete 56 laps despite a variety of small problems such as issues with an exhaust valve, forcing him into the pits. His biggest issue came in the closing minutes of the day when he fell at Turn 4; while he was unhurt he was unable to complete his testing schedule. A 1’30.509 saw him within a second and a half of the fast time.

Yonny Hernandez: “At the start of the day we weren’t able to get to work because of the rain. Then after midday and into the afternoon we were quite competitive, finding a good pace, which meant we could make improvements. Then we had an issue with an exhaust valve, which meant that we couldn’t control the engine braking. Thankfully, we solved the problem relatively quickly. Towards the end of the day when we were about to put on new tyres to try and lower our lap time, I had a small crash. Luckily there was no lasting damage and I can focus on the positive thing which is that we had a really good feeling with the bike. For much of today we were competitive and that’s what I’ll take out of the day, tomorrow, we’ll be aiming to improve the bike’s response, and I hope that it all goes well and we can end the test in form.” 

MotoGP, 2016, PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T2, Yonny Hernandez, Pull & Bear Aspar Team, #AusTest

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