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Iannone: “I’m still sorry about what happened”

Iannone: “I’m still sorry about what happened”

Having only finished one in his last six MotoGP™ races, Andrea Iannone needs a race finish in America.

All was set for a return to the podium for Andrea Iannone in Argentina, until collided with his Ducati Team teammate in the closing corners. For the second time in 2016, Andrea Iannone crashed out of the race. Since the Japanese GP in 2015, his only race finish has been in Phillip Island when he was third. During the start of the season in 2015, Iannone looked to be by far the most dominant and consistent Ducati rider, this is no longer the case. ‘Maniac Joe’ is one of four riders who are yet to score in 2016, while Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) fifth in the championship with 23 points.

Iannone’s move on Dovizioso did not go unnoticed, Race Direction awarding the Italian a three-place grid penalty for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas and a penalty point. Both Ducati and Iannone are looking for a change of fortune in Austin, the Italian having finished inside the top ten on all three of his previous visits. Aside from obtaining points, putting Argentina behind him will be at the forefront of Iannone’s mind as he prepares for the third race of the year.

Andrea Iannone: “I’m still sorry about what happened in the race at Termas: it shouldn’t have happened, after a GP in which we managed to get in amongst the leading positions. Now we have to focus on the next race. Austin is a really great track: I like it a lot, and the atmosphere in Texas is fascinating. Last year we didn’t go so badly: we did a good race and so also this year I will try and obtain a good result.”

MotoGP, 2016, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team

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