Slow start for the Italian marque.
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 day served as Cal Crutchlow’s debut with the Ducati Team, where he joins Andrea Dovizioso for the 2014 season.
The Colombian Yonny Hernandez is ready to turn the page and start building toward the 2014 season.
Tomorrow first 2014 tests for Crutchlow and Dovizioso, headed by Luigi Dall’Igna, new Ducati Corse General Manager.
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."
Ducati Test Team rider Michele Pirro suffered a particularly untimely fall in the first qualifying session and wasn’t able to advance into Q2.
Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden completed the first two free-practice sessions for the GP de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Yonny Hernandez still suffering from a fracture of the little finger on his right hand, injured during the recent overseas tripleheader.
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.
Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana is one tricky circuit but both Ducati riders like the track!
Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, made the best of the 75 minutes available for qualifying.
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Despite the wind, Ducati drivers Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso posted their times of 1:30.609 and 1:30.754 respectively.
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.
MotoGP teams and riders now head overseas for a stretch of three races in three weekends, starting with round fourteen on the calendar, the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Yonny Hernandez fought for the entire race to stay close to the top ten.
Both Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden had to settle for eighth and ninth place, respectively, the same results they posted at the previous round.
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 Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden were ninth and eleventh, respectively, putting them on the third and fourth rows for tomorrow’s Aragón Grand Prix.
A small problem suffered at the beginning of FP2, prevented Andrea Iannone from taking full advantage of the session.
Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden had turned the eighth and tenth fastest laps, respectively.