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By Team Suzuki Ecstar

Iannone: “We’ve had a bolt of lightning!”

Team Suzuki Ecstar rider talks Day 3 in the desert

Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) had a more difficult preseason test at Losail International Circuit, but found some good positives by the close of action on Day 3 - with difficulties encountered in Losail giving engineers a clear direction to work on to improve.

The ‘Maniac’ ended Day 3 in P12 with a best lap of 1:55.284, with a leap forward found towards the end of the session.

#QatarTest: Riders reactions

Andrea Iannone, P12: “Overall it was a bit like the other two days - not too happy, nor too sad. The most important thing is that after each day we learnt a little more, we understand a little more. I have to say that Sunday was the best day of all because we have been able to understand one important thing. At the end, in the last three laps we have improved a lot, riding at 1´55 and we’ve had a bolt of lightning that has helped us understand where we have to go. Having a pace of 1´55 is something we had not been able to achieve throughout the test so far, so at least I'm a little happier. We still have a bit of chattering, especially on Turn 6, where I can’t get in and slow down like I'd like, but we've improved and that's what's important. And above all, I have managed to find the confidence with the brake and I was able to brake better, something that I couldn’t do before.”