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Iannone: “Today we focused mainly on tyre testing"

Iannone: “Today we focused mainly on tyre testing'

Having spent Monday getting back up to speed, Andrea Iannone focused on working with the 2016 model Ducati.

Ideal weather conditions welcomed the MotoGP™ World Championship riders on the second day of their three-day Sepang test. It was a difficult start ot the day for riders as a 190km/h crash from Loris Baz saw action stopped for over an hour and the soft option rear Michelin withdrawn due to safety concerns. Unable to use the soft rear tyre, only a handful of riders were able to improve their time int eh afternoon. Aside from assessing the 2016 Desmosedici GP, Andrea Iannone worked with several different Michelin front tyres and improve his Magenti Marelli electronics. A time of 2’01.052 had the Italian eighth on combined times and within a second of Danilo Petrucci’s staggering 2’00.095.

Andrea Iannone: “Today we focused mainly on tyre testing, seeing as Michelin they provided us with different compounds for the front. For the rest we tried to make a first few steps with the settings of the Desmosedici GP, even though there was very little time remaining. In this phase it’s important to continue comparing the new Desmosedici GP with last year’s bike, but tomorrow we will focus a bit more on searching for an ideal setting for the new bike.”

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MotoGP, 2016, SEPANG MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, DAY2, Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team, #SepangTest

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