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Iannone returns to front row in Spain

Iannone returns to front row in Spain

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon Saturday action saw Andrea Iannone again put his Pramac Racing Ducati GP14.2 on the front row.

Iannone received one of the new GP14.2 Ducati machines this weekend and spent the early stages comparing it to his GP14. The former Moto2™ race winner settled on using the GP14.2 in Q2.

Iannone went out in Q2 and set a banker lap before returning for his second tyre. The Italian then waited for Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) to gain a tow around Aragon, his former Moto2 sparring partner was not pushing on the first laps so Iannone had to go alone.

Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) had briefly gone ahead of Iannone, but the Italian improved to a 1’47.685s, securing his spot on the front row. This is Iannone’s fourth front row of the season and his first time securing successive front row starts in MotoGP™.

“What can I say! I'm happy it’s another front row and I put down a great lap time and did this time alone. I used the soft tyre in Q2 and it helped a lot for the lap time and it helped with cornering. I’m happy with it but we can’t use it for the race, we’ll have to go for the medium as we don’t have the hard,” said the Italian

He continued, “The new bike is very similar, just more comfortable. Hopefully we can keep improving and I’ll try my best. I'm happy with the race pace, I think tomorrow we can go for a good result. It’s a good weekend and it’s important to start from the front row. I’ll try my best for the race.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2014, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, Andrea Iannone, Yonny Hernandez, Pramac Racing

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