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Iannone finished 5th in Austin after another good performance from the Ducati Team rider.
Andrea Iannone, who started from row 3, had a good race. After starting well, the man from Vasto in Southern Italy unfortunately lost touch with the leaders on the opening lap when he had to avoid being caught up in the crash between Redding and Pol Espargarò. He then began a good recovery, passing Aleix Espargarò, Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith, and reached fourth place behind Dovizioso on lap 8.
Iannone tried to attack his team-mate, but after a few laps he had to slow his pace because of front tyre wear, and he was then passed by Lorenzo on lap 19 and had to settle for fifth. The Ducati Team man now lies in fourth place overall in the Riders’ standings.
“All things considered it was a positive weekend, even though I am not very happy with my fifth place. Today it was difficult to obtain anything more, because I lost a lot of time at the start when Redding crashed in front of me. Then I had to push hard to make up the four-second gap from the leaders and it was not very easy. I had to push a lot at the front and on the tyres in general, and inevitably I paid for that in the last five laps. It was a pity, but in any case I am happy to have a competitive bike that every Sunday can fight for the podium and which allows me to stay up at the front with the top riders, and I am bringing home some important results.”
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