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Iannone: "It was maybe the most difficult race of my career"

Iannone: 'It was maybe the most difficult race of my career'

The Ducati rider valiantly overcame his shoulder injury pain to battle Marquez and finish 5th.

The Italian lies fifth overall in the championship standings with 61 points.

Iannone: "This was a really difficult race for me, maybe the most difficult of my career. At the start I was feeling fine, I had good pace and I was pleased with the way things were going. Up until lap 10 I was lapping quickly behind Lorenzo and Dovizioso, but then I began to feel pain in my left arm and had to use my right arm more to compensate. As a result I could no longer brake the way I wanted. I also made a couple of mistakes, losing some time, and I was caught by Smith and Marquez, with whom I had a really great scrap.

"In any case I've got to be pleased with today, because it was really difficult to finish the race, and I want to thank my team who gave me a really competitive bike that allowed me to obtain this result. A big thanks also to the guys in the Clinica Mobile who have been taking care of me all weekend."

MotoGP, 2015, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, RAC, Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team

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