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Iannone: “Last year it was a positive race”

Iannone: “Last year it was a positive race”

Having finished fifth in 2015 with an injured shoulder, Andrea Iannone can’t be ruled out of the podium in Le Mans in 2016.

Jerez proved a difficult circuit for all Ducati riders during the fourth round of MotoGP™ World Championship, Andrea Iannone salvaging seventh from 11th on the grid. With a change of track, Iannone is hopeful the issues won’t return and he can be back fighting for the top five. In 2015 the Italian achieved his best finish at the French GP with fifth in the race, despite carrying a nasty shoulder injury from private testing in Mugello. As in 2015, Iannone heads to the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France after a private test in Mugello but luckily at full fitness. Given the injury he had in 2015 and the result he subsequently achieved, Iannone could very well be a silent contender in this year’s French GP. While Iannone may have never finished on the podium, Ducati have classically gone well at the tight, technical, and often wet, track.

Andrea Iannone: “Today we have arrived at Le Mans, a track I like a lot. Last year it was a positive race for me and I was quick, despite the shoulder injury I picked up when I crashed in Mugello testing. My approach is therefore relaxed and positive, because this year I know that we have really excellent potential. Obviously, after the difficulties we had at Jerez, now we have to keep up a high competitive level in all the coming races.”

MotoGP, 2016, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team

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