A weekend in below expectations for Pramac Racing Team

The next round of the MotoGP World Championship is scheduled for May 18 at the historic French circuit of Le Mans.

In this mornings warm-up Yonny Hernandez was positive for the race, closing the session with an amazing sixth overall time, Andrea Iannone made a small step forward compared to yesterday's qualifying session closing the "WUP" with the twelfth time, that was an encouraging result.

In the race, both riders were authors of a great start that allowed them to gain many positions. During the race the two Pramac riders encountered some difficulties: Andrea crashed on the fifth lap while fighting for seventh place, Yonny had problems with the front tire, not allowing him to go beyond the fourteenth position.

Andrea Iannone - Pramac Racing- rockets from the fifteenth position, from which he started, to eighth place and immediately finding the pace to stay in second group of riders on the last turn of the fifth lap Andrea crashes losing the front tire. Proving himself a true fighter after the crash, gaining a few positions. Five laps from the end of the race Iannone was forced to retire due to the damages caused during the crash.

Yonny Hernandez - EnergyT.I . Pramac Racing - was fired up this morning after a good warm-up that ended with his sixth position just a few tenths of a second from Dani Pedrosa. Yonny, ready to take on this first Spanish Race, starts of well, by earning five positions on the first lap. Unfortunately, right from the early stages of the race, the Colombian rider could not push as hard as he wanted due to a annoying understeer. Yonny is forced to settle for a pace in 1'42 and finished the race in fourteenth position.

The next round of the MotoGP World Championship is scheduled for May 18 at the historic French circuit of Le Mans.

Andrea Iannone ( Pramac Racing): "I'm very sorry for how the race went today, I did not want to go like this. I wanted to fight with the second group of riders but in the last corner of the fifth lap I lost the front tire and I crashed. Considering my pace that was similar to Dovizioso, I'm sure I would have had the chance to fight for a position in the top eight ranking. Now we have to wait for the GP at Le Mans that should be a more favorable track for our bike. "

Yonny Hernandez ( EnergyT.I . Pramac Racing): "I gained two points more for championship, but I’m not very happy with the result because I believe I can do better. Unfortunately I was not able to maintain a lower race pace since I has a problem in many understeer. I've never had this problem with this tire over the weekend, in the middle of the race I tried to push a bit more, but I almost crashed. I saw that who was behind me was not close and I settled in the fourteenth position."

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Dani Pedrosa , Yonny Hernandez , Andrea Iannone
Teams Pramac Racing
Article type Race report
Tags andrea iannone, jerez, motogp, yonny hernandez