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Andrea Iannone set his quickest time (1’54.992) on the third lap of today’s second session, whilst using the medium compound rear tyre.
The man from Vasto then took to the track for the first time ever with “winglets” on his bike and continued to lap at a good pace, before crashing at Turn 2 on his thirteenth lap, ending up 3rd overall.
“I am satisfied with this second day of testing because in the end we managed to find the feeling we had in the tests, and we were pretty quick both over one lap and over race pace. It’s a pity about the crash, I came into the turn and the front suddenly closed up on me. We were trying some different settings and I crashed, but luckily I didn’t hurt myself. To avoid crashes here at Losail, they should remove Turn 2 because we always crash at that point! In any case, on the medium tyre we are all pretty much together, while I only tried the soft tyre at the end of FP2, but conditions were not perfect, and so I don’t know how much advantage it will give. In any case in my opinion, from first to fifth place on the same tyre we are all very close.”