MotoGP » Yonny Hernandez
Colombian Yonny Hernandez stepped up to the MotoGP class in 2012 riding for the Avintia team, where he claimed a best finish of twelfth before his season came to an early end due to a dislocated left collarbone in Japan.
2013 was very much a year of two halves for Hernandez, beginning with ART CRT machinery as part of the Paul Bird Motorsport team, then moving to the main class with Pramac Ducati in place of the injured Ben Spies.
Enduring a troubled start to his tenure at PBM, Hernandez suffered more DNFs than points’ finishes in the 13 races he completed with the British squad, testing the patience of boss Paul Bird.
Despite this, Hernandez was called up to contest the final five events on the Pramac Ducati, claiming a top ten finish at Sepang to precede a deal that will see him stay with the team in 2014.