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Iannone: “I have to not be so impulsive”

Italian crashes out of front group after contact on track

Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) had a stunning grid position and start to the Qatar GP, fighting at the front after starting from second before then crashing out of contention. After some spectacular moves in signature, aggressive style, the number 29 then just clipped the back of Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and ended his own race.

Iannone says he has to take a lesson from the incident to be less impulsive - knowing he had the pace to make a real impression on the results at Losail.

MotoGP™ riders on the #QatarGP Race

Andrea Iannone: “I’m very sorry for the crash because I wasted a positive race. After the test, we continued improving, even here at the weekend. My feeling is not yet at 100% but we have room for improvement, which is a positive thing. The truth is that I made a mistake. I hit another rider which caused my crash. It’s a shame because I could be even faster and I had a good chance. I have to blame myself for the mistake. May this be a lesson to myself for the future. Although I didn’t feel totally comfortable, I have to wait for a better situation to pass a slower rider and not to be so impulsive. I made a mistake and I really hope it is my first and last time. Suzuki had worked really hard during winter for me. They are giving me a performing machine, they have trust in me, and I really want to pay them back in the best way with better results.”