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Iannone: “It was a very difficult race”

Iannone: “It was a very difficult race”

Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone struggled throughout the Catalan GP, before managing to recover to bring home fourth in the race.

The Italian, who started from row 4 in twelfth place, ran a good race and was able to move up the field into fourth, despite difficult track conditions. From lap 5 onwards, Iannone started to chase down Bradley Smith, whom he passed on lap 21, and he then pulled out almost a three second advantage over the British rider by the end of the race.

Andrea Iannone:

“It was a very difficult race and in general this weekend has not been an easy one for us. We always tried to make improvements, but we struggled a lot and we were never able to achieve what we had set out to do and what we had been used to doing since the start of the season. I focused on doing a good race in these conditions, trying to obtain the best possible result without making any mistakes, because the track conditions were critical and the bike slid around both at the front and at the rear. I am not pleased with this fourth place, because I believe that we can aim for better results than this, but in any case I took home some more important points, I’m back in third in the championship again and I am satisfied with the way I managed today’s race.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA, RAC, Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team

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2 years ago

#NoSunNoFun Heavy rain at the Catalunya post-GP test will prompt most teams to wrap-up early. Too bad for @lorisbaz!