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Hernandez: “There weren't enough tyres"

Hernandez: “There weren't enough tyres'

Steady progress from both Yonny Hernandez and the Aspar MotoGP Team see the Colombian pleased with the work done.

Completing the third and final MotoGP™ World Championship pre-season test in 12th overall has left Yonny Hernandez satisfied after an initially difficult start in Sepang. Hernandez and the Aspar MotoGP Team were finally able to make a break through with the new Magneti Marelli electronics and solved an issue which has plagued them since the first test. This allowed the Colombian to push harder and set a best time of 1’55.894, 1.084s off the fastest time of the test and within 0.040s of a spot in the top ten.

It was not a perfect test however, Hernandez was not able to complete as many laps as he would have liked due to a limited supply of tyres. This meant he could only do two runs on the final day, although the second run was cut short due to an issue with the front tyre. The MotoGP™ World Championship will return to Doha shortly ahead of the first race of the 2016 season, taking place on the 20th of March at the Losail International Circuit.

Yonny Hernandez: “The last day of the test has been positive again, it has been a productive test for us and we have been able to find a solution to the problem we were having with the electronics. It was a shame we couldn't ride more today because there weren't enough tyres. We only did two runs today, one with some used tyres from yesterday and another with the only new set we had left. Even so we managed to improve our best lap time before the front started to fold on me and I came back in to find that it was a defective front tyre, so we had to stop. On one hand I am happy with the feeling we have found here but on the other I'm frustrated we didn't get to do some more laps on the good set-up we found. But our pace is strong; it has been a very positive session so overall we have to be satisfied. It is nice to be back in the fight for the top ten.” 

MotoGP, 2016, QATAR MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T3, Yonny Hernandez, Pull & Bear Aspar Team

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