Hernandez concludes the 2013 season on lap 9 at Valencia

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The Colombian Yonny Hernandez is ready to turn the page and start building toward the 2014 season.

The 2013 MotoGP season ended today at Valencia before a large, passionate crowd that took advantage of the perfect weather conditions, filling the grandstands of the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.

Andrea Iannone and Yonny Hernandez
Andrea Iannone and Yonny Hernandez

Photo by: Bridgestone Corporation

As Yonny Hernandez started the morning warm-up session, he was trying to take care of his painful hand ahead of the 30 race. In said race, he managed to stay close to the first ten riders for some laps, but despite trying hard to add a positive note to his difficult weekend in Spain, he instead ended the day early.

As in the preceding days, the Ignite Pramac Racing Team rider was forced to give in to the pain caused by his fractured right pinky, returning to the garage on lap 9 of 30.

Although the last day of the 2013 World Championship ended with a some bitterness, the Colombian is ready to turn the page and start building toward the 2014 season, starting with the IRTA test set to take place here in Valencia over the next three days.

Yonny Hernandez – Ignite Pramac Racing Team: “Today I’m really sorry and sad. I didn’t want to end the season in this way, but despite my best efforts the finger didn’t allow me to do more. I started off well, then I had a contact with Espargaró.

I tried to close the gap but the rear of the bike slipped. I managed to keep the bike up, but I certainly strained the hand, which started to hurt me too much and I returned to the pits.

It wouldn’t have made much sense to continue in those conditions. I'm so sorry because the team worked very well to help me. I was learning a lot, but unfortunately, the fracture has changed things a little bit. Now let's see what we can do in the next few days. I hope to be able to take advantage of the tests and to be able to ride a bit, but much will depend on how I’ll feel.”

Pramac Racing

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Tags ducati, hernandez, motogp, pramac, valencia