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Iannone: “We’ve still got some work to do”

Iannone: “We’ve still got some work to do”

Andrea Iannone was delighted to finish Friday’s practice in second, but knows there is still work to do to close the gap to Lorenzo.

The Italian immediately found an improvement with the spinning issues he had experienced in Jerez thanks to the new Michelin tyres and also the improved grip levels at Le Mans. Ending FP1 in sixth, Iannone would go on to take another 1.3s off his time in the afternoon session. His 1'33.169 was good enough to secure second on the overall timesheets, 0.339s behind the man at the top of the timesheets Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).

Andrea Iannone:  “This afternoon we managed to improve over the morning session after getting to grips with the behaviour of my Desmosedici GP and adapting it to the characteristics of this circuit. We’ve still got some work to do tomorrow in this direction, but for today I am quite satisfied. Regarding the tyres, this afternoon we also tried the new rear tyre that Michelin brought to Le Mans. The French manufacturer is proving to be very responsive because it wasn’t necessarily expected that it would immediately work better than the standard one. My bike still moves about a bit coming out of the corner and we still have some spinning, but the situation has improved a lot over Jerez and so now we have to continue to work to try and resolve these two problems.”

MotoGP, 2016, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, FP2, Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team, Interviews

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