Andrea Iannone earned the sixth place, his best performance ever since the star of his career in the Top Class.
In this thrilling race held for the first time on the circuit Argentina, Pramac Racing closes the third round in the best way possible. Andrea Iannone earned the sixth place, his best performance ever since the star of his career in the Top Class. Even Yonny Hernandez gave his best, finishing for the third consecutive time in the points.
Andrea Iannone - Pramac Racing - at the start rocketed in the front group. During the first two laps positions mixed up several times, the Italian twenty-four year old protagonist of these hot phases conquers the third position. Halfway through the race, the following group composed by Pedrosa, Rossi and Bradl change their pace, overtaking the Italian. Andrea maintains his pace, showing great maturity, bringing home a precious sixth position and first Ducati rider, which earned him the fifth place in the Championship standings.
Yonny Hernandez - Energy T.I. Pramac Racing - in his home race starts off earning six positions in the first lap. For over twenty laps the Colombian was in tenth place, keeping behind him experienced riders like Hayden and Aoyama. In the final stage of the Grand Prix Yonny fights to keep the position but is overtaken by the two riders. The twenty-five year old Colombian crosses the finish line in twelfth place, earning four points for the Championship.
The World Championship will fly directly to Jerez for the next race on the calendar , scheduled for next Sunday.
Andrea Iannone ( Pramac Racing): "I'm very happy with how the race went, I pushed hard from the start and I was going to stay in the leading group, but unfortunately, between the eighth and the tenth lap I was forced to slow down due to the decay of the tires. I have more feeling with the bike and I work always better with my team. I thank everyone for the excellent work done this weekend in Argentina and Ducati for all the support they give me."
Yonny Hernandez (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing): "I'm happy with the todays result, I fought again for the top-ten. In the last laps of the race I suffered the decay of the tires losing two positions. I've felt the support from my fans here in Argentina and I want to thank them all. Thanks to the team and in particular to Francesco and Giacomo Guidotti who are helping me to get better and better."