SBK rider sacked after hotel mix-up

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SBK rider sacked after hotel mix-up


SBK rider sacked after hotel mix-up


Colombian rider Yonny Hernandez has been released by his Superbike World Championship team Pedercini after he missed last weekend’s Magny-Cours race due to a hotel mix-up.

According to German outlet Motorsport Total, Hernandez arrived late for the event and without a hotel reservation. After his hunt for a  vacancy in the area drew a blank, he left without competing. The mishap followed a similar incident in May, when Hernandez missed the Donington round after failing to secure a visa.

Hernandez, who had inked a contract extension for 2019 with Pedercini just a few weeks ago, was replaced in France by Jeremy Guarnoni, while Gabriel Ruiu has been given the call-up by the customer Kawasaki team for the final two rounds in Argentina and Qatar.

Hernandez arrived in the SBK championship this year with a resume that included 87 MotoGP starts between 2012 and 2016, but failed to make an impact and currently sits 18th in the standings with just 28 points and a best finish of 11th.