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Yonny during his time with the team as a substitute rider in the last five rounds of the championship convinced Pramac and Ducati to continue the relationship with the Colombian rider.
Today’s track time was used mainly to test parts that had already been available during the 2013 season.
The Colombian Yonny Hernandez is ready to turn the page and start building toward the 2014 season.
Pramac Racing Team rider run was slowed by persistent pain in his right hand, despite the invaluable assistance of the Clinica Mobile.
Andrea Iannone: "I want to thank my team very much for the excellent job they continue to do, and Ducati for the trust that they continue to show in me."
The 'Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo' was inaugurated in 1999 and is located approximately 30km from the city of Valencia.
Yonny Hernandez took advantage of the brief stop to regain strength and mobility in his right hand, injured during the Australian Grand Prix weekend.
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There are still some small changes to be made to the Desmosedici GP13 to increase Yonny Hernandez's confidence for qualifying tomorrow.
Andrea Iannone concluded this first day of the challenging Malaysian Grand Prix in 12th position.
Yonny Hernandez: "So far, I still haven’t done more than 17 or 18 laps at a time, but there will be 23 tomorrow."
Andrea Iannone only headed out on track approximately 10 minutes from the end of the session and completed a total of seven laps.
A small problem suffered at the beginning of FP2, prevented Andrea Iannone from taking full advantage of the session.
Despite persistent discomfort in his right shoulder, Andrea gradually improved his time during the sessions.
Andrea Iannone and Michele Pirro used the first day of free practice for “reconnaissance” of the track.
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Ignite Pramac Racing Team again will have the Ducati test rider Pirro as the sub for Spies. They will also field a "lab" Ducati for Iannone in the German Grand Prix.
The FP4 session had gone well for Andrea Iannone helping the Italian to make the third row for tomorrow.
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In the next few days Ben Spies will undergo further medical checks in order to have a clearer appraisal of the situation and evaluate the treatment to be followed for full recovery.
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