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Mar 2, 2012

More From The Second MotoGP Test At Sepang

Yonny Hernandez (68).
The Avintia Racing riders improved during this second pre-season test in Sepang

In spite of the rain which conditioned the work planned by the Avintia Racing technical team and riders, the sensations were positive for the upcoming IRTA training practices -which will take place in Jerez- when this final day, the only one which allowed to ride in good conditions, came to an end. Iván Silva and Yonny Hernández managed to go ahead with the setting-up of the BQR-FTR and concentrated their efforts on the engine, the electronics as well as on the cycle side. Both riders agree on the fact that a big step has been taken since the engine issues they experienced last time here have been solved and think that the tests that they have made with the traction control and the electronics of the propellant are positive. In spite of the fact that furthers improvements are still needed especially when it comes to the front wheel rebounds they swear that they are on the right way to meet their goals in terms of cycle. Both riders managed to post times which are better than their previous ones here a few weeks ago and have a very positive feeling for the forthcoming season.

Yonny Hernández (2.06.63): "I am happy because I am in contact with the team and the bike again. I have learnt how to work with the traction control and the setting-up has been improved. Unfortunately the rain and a few electrical issues were detrimental to my pace of work but fortunately the final day was very productive and we managed to ride enough so we could go ahead with the setting-up. The training practices prior to the first GP will be crucial to "polish up" the last details and get the best out of the bike."

Iván Silva (2.06.78): "We have been mainly working with the engine plans and the traction control. It's a real pity that the rain on the first days prevented us from working as much as we had planned to but that was the case for every team. On this final day I managed to focus on the cycle side and even though the front wheel is still to be improved I think we have managed to get a better adherence and the bike to run better. Now that the engine is working fine we'll be able to focus on the cycle side during the next practices and that will make us more competitive."