Pramac Ducati are confident that Yonny Hernandez will be fit to make his belated 2015 MotoGP debut at next week's second Sepang test.

The Colombian was forced to miss the first outing after dislocating his left shoulder in a dirt track training accident and was replaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro.

Pramac team manager Francesco Guidotti said: "I've been talking a lot with Yonny during this week. He told me he has made significant progress in the recovery after the shoulder injury.

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"Ten days are still missing before the second testat Sepang and we can say he is at the 70% of his ideal physical condition. He has worked mainly in terms of athletics so for because he's still feeling a little lack of strength in the arm.

"But during the next week he will manage to put together another 15-20% to get back on the track in the best possible conditions. Yesterday he made a medical check which gave a positive result over his recovery.

"He is excited, with a great desire to get back riding his Desmosedici 14.2. Yonny is also sorry. He knows to have lost an important opportunity to set-up the bike. This is the past, anyway. We have to look at Sepang 2 conscious to have a lot of work to do."

New team-mate Danilo Petrucci set the 13th fastest lap time (+2.1s) at the opening test, riding the GP14.1.

"I would say I'm satisfied with Danilo who improved throughout the three days," said Guidotti. "The first impact was a little shocking as he really suffers the heat, despite his hard physical training during the winter.

"We expected, therefore, the first day to be tough for him. But he worked hard to improve his riding skills and on the third day of activity he managed to further improve by 1 second his best lap time set the day before. A result that made me happy because Danilo has almost always lapped alone, without looking for a slipstream. He had no need for special assistance to get to a good level.

"He is fast and not so far to remove those tenths to come closer to the top ten. The base is solid and I think the next testing days will be indicative for clearer guidance on the margins for his improvement."