Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Iannone: “I tried everything I could”

Iannone: “I tried everything I could”

Despite his best efforts Andrea Iannone could not match the pace of the leading group at the Indianapolis GP and finished fifth.

After a good start from seventh place on the grid, Iannone finished the opening lap in fourth, dropping one place down to fifth on the next lap after being passed by Rossi. The Italian rider from Vasto then held on to fifth place until the chequered flag, despite coming under repeated pressure from Bradley Smith.

Andrea Iannone: “I got a really good start, but unfortunately I didn’t have the pace to stay with the leading group. I tried everything I could to push hard right from the start, but I wasn’t as quick as the top 4, so I did my own race and it was not easy to keep Smith behind until the end. With the harder tyre we knew that the leading four were a bit quicker, but in any case we held our own and I think that we took home the best result that we could obtain today. Now we have to respond to get out of this period in which we don’t seem to be going anywhere and get back to fighting for the podium like we were doing at the start of the season.”

MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, RAC, Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team

Other updates you may be interested in ›