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Iannone content with first day’s work and Ducati move

Andrea Iannone’s good form continued on Friday at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix as the Pramac Racing rider went second fastest in practice.

The Italian is set to step up to the Ducati Team to replace Cal Crutchlow next season after a series of good performances in his sophomore MotoGP™ campaign and he was the rider to get closest to pace setter Marc Marquez on Friday at an updated Indy track.

After FP2 Iannone commented, “Yes, I am very happy for this first day. I have a good feeling and this track is beautiful for my bike. Usually it is difficult for me and the bike but today, and this year, we improved my performance and the bike’s.”

“The asphalt is great, very good. It has improved a lot and the corners are faster, but very similar. It’s just much easier and more enjoyable.”

On the exciting prospect of riding alongside Andrea Dovizioso in the official factory Ducati team in 2015 he added, “I’m very lucky for next year and I have always wanted to go into the Ducati factory team. I want to keep improving and working hard. I have a two-year contract as it’s important to build for the future. I think that 2016 will be the big year where we can push for the win.”

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MotoGP, 2014, Andrea Iannone, Pramac Racing

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