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Iannone: “I’m still pretty disappointed about the race”

Iannone: “I’m still pretty disappointed about the race”

With the bitter taste of a crash still upon his lips, Andrea Iannone heads to Argentina with newfound motivation.

The Qatar GP had been full of promise for Andrea Iannone, he had been strong all weekend and set a new speed record in Warm Up. His pace continued on during the start of the race as he thrust his Ducati forward and challenged for the lead. It all came to an abrupt end as he crashed out of the race, his hopes of taking Ducati’s first win since Stoner sliding away. Fortunately the Italian has a chance at redemption as the MotoGP™ World Championship prepare for round two at the Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina.

Iannone has never stood on the podium in Argentina, Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) stealing third from him at the last corner in 2015. But he remains optimistic for the weekend, the layout of the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit is drastically different to that of Qatar and will present a new challenge for bike setup. Ducati’s immensely powerful engine should help down the 1.076km long straight. It’s time to re-group and attack once more, 'Maniac Joe' prepared to give it his all.

Andrea Iannone: “I’m still pretty disappointed about the race in Qatar, because I was very fast, I had the right race pace and the potential to score a prestigious result. Now I can’t wait to race in Argentina, at the Termas circuit which has different characteristics to Losail and where it’s sure to be a totally different race. It’s a great circuit, and we will be going there with a lot of optimism: that’s how we have to work this year and always try and be competitive.”


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