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Iannone´s Shanghai victory delights I.C. team

Iannone´s  Shanghai victory delights I.C. team

125cc rider Andrea Iannone brings joy to new team, but expectations of the Italian remain realistic.

One of those involved in the surprise 125cc victory of Andrea Iannone in Shanghai, I.C. Team Director Alessandro Tognelli, is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and not raising his expectations of the Italian rider.

Tognelli, who drafted Iannone into the team at the beginning of 2008, recognised the uplift in spirits that the Chinese win would give the fledgling outfit, but would not get carried away with its effects on the season as a whole.

`We earned an optimal result which gives a big boost in morale to the team; we worked well throughout the entire weekend in both wet and dry conditions, and all we can do now is hope to continue in this direction,´ said Tognelli after the welcome maiden victory.

`It´s a great result, but it doesn´t mean that we are thinking about the standings. Now we´re going to circuits at which Andrea has gone well, like Le Mans, Mugello and Catalunya, so we´re just expecting that we continue to grow and stay amongst the frontrunners,´ said the Team Director when pressed on any title aspirations.

125cc, 2008

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