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Iannone laments crash and contact with Pedrosa

Iannone laments crash and contact with Pedrosa

Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone left Australia empty-handed after a collision with Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa on Sunday.

Iannone has had a good season in general with Pramac and has earned a ride with the official Ducati Team in 2015, but things did not go according to plan at Phillip Island - as he crashed into the rear of Pedrosa’s bike, effectively ending the race for both riders.

The incident will be reviewed by Race Direction in Malaysia this forthcoming weekend because Iannone was unable to meet with them on Sunday, as he was still receiving treatment from his crash after what was an incident packed race.

Iannone explained, “It was a very difficult race for me. At the beginning I started well but Cal was slow and I touched him so on the second corner I was in 11th position. After two or three laps I started to go faster, the group stayed in front of me, I pushed a little bit more at turn four but when I touched the brake I past Stefan and the gearbox didn’t go up and I didn’t get first gear, so I touched Dani.”

“I’m not happy about this but that’s racing. This is the situation so I need to look forward. I’m sorry I didn’t finish the race and I’m also sorry for stopping Pedrosa’s race.”

MotoGP, 2014, TISSOT AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Andrea Iannone, Pramac Racing

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