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Hernandez: “It has been a frustrating test”

Hernandez: “It has been a frustrating test”

Testing in Australia concludes for Yonny Hernandez, ending three frustrating days filled with setbacks.

Phillip Island’s infamous weather continued on Friday, the final day of testing, as a mid day shower sent all the riders back into the pits. Yet more poor weather did Yonny Hernandez and his Aspar MotoGP Team no favours as they were unable to complete their work plan. After his unfortunate crash yesterday, Hernandez was able to make a small step forward with the limited time available but needs more time to solve recurring issues. A best time of 1’30.492 saw the Colombian end the test in 18th, ahead of his teammate Eugene Laverty.

Throughout his 54 laps on the final day, Hernandez was able to lap in the low 1’31s with relative ease but this is still a second off the pace of the top ten riders. Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) was able to end the test in fifth overall, both he and Hernandez are on the GP14.2 and there is clearly more to come from the bike. On the second of March the MotoGP™ World Championship will assemble in Qatar for their final test of the preseason, it will be an important one for the Aspar MotoGP Team rider.

Yonny Hernandez: “The weather has not been on our side over these last three days and overall it has been a frustrating test for us because we have suffered some setbacks that have prevented us from being where we would like to be. Yesterday we established a good feeling, today it wasn't as easy at the start to get on the pace but we made a step forward that helps us understand the bike more. In Qatar we have another chance to keep working and hopefully we can have everything ready for the start of the season.”

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