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Hernandez returns to Moto2™ with the AGR Team

The Colombian rider commits to the Karlos Argiñano team for 2017

The Argiñano & Ginés Racing Team has started to give shape to its 2017 project. The first agreement is with Colombian Yonny Hernández (25/7/1988, Medellín), who is now riding a Ducati in MotoGP. Hernández arrived to the World Championship in Moto 2 and stayed in the class for two seasons, 2010 and 2011, before jumping to the highest class, where he has been for 5 seasons, one of them with Ducati.

The Moto2 class is now very different from how it was when Yonny was here. He will have the most competitive prototype up to now, the Kalex. The 6th place is his first objective, as it was his best result, achieved in 2011 (5th on the grid). Apart from a fastest lap in race.

Yonny Hernández competed in a total of 31 races in Moto2 and up to now he has competed in 84 in MotoGP, with a 5th as a best result on the grid and a 7th place as final race result. His name had already been in the list of possible riders for the team, as he caught the attention of our former Sports Director Ginés Guirado (RIP).

Yonny Hernández: “I’m very grateful and looking forward to be part of this team and this new project. I hope I will be able to fight to be on top. This is a new challenge for me, I hope things go well and we are able to do a good job together”.

Iker Burutxaga, Team Manager: “We’re very happy with this acquisition for next year. We’re sure that we have chances to be on top with Yonny. We’ll work hard to help him adapt as soon as possible. We are very happy with this first step of the AGR project for 2017, of which we’ll confirm the next steps in the next few weeks”.