Iannone secures top Ducati spot at Assen

Iannone secures top Ducati spot at Assen
Friday, 27 June 2014

Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone secured fourth on the grid ahead of both Ducati Team riders at the Iveco Daily TT Assen on Friday.

Mixed weather made for a tricky Q2 at the historic Assen track. ‘Open’ equipped Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) was able to claim pole ahead of factory riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda).

Iannone put in an impressive performance, fighting through a group of riders to achieve a 1’40.786s, good enough for fourth. Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) was fifth, with fellow factory rider Andrea Dovizoso in seventh.

Italian rider Iannone has put in several strong performances this season, qualifying in second at Mugello and regularly finishing in the top 10.

“I am very happy for this qualifying, it was really hard because the track was wet. I pushed really hard in my first lap and this result is fantastic. It is the second row, which is important for the race,” said the MotoGP™ sophomore.

He continued, “I am happy because I keep improving, I hope tomorrow I can fight with the front guys and keep pushing. We’ll try our hardest for our best ever race and our aim is to be top Ducati.”

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