Dominant qualifying session sees Marquez on top ahead of Iannone and Lorenzo
No improvements on morning practice as rain falls this afternoon
Championship leader sets the bar high in quest for 5 consecutive MotoGP victories
Open class rider improves on best time while factory teams continue to flounder
Andrea Iannone: "I want to thank my team very much for the excellent job they continue to do, and Ducati for the trust that they continue to show in me."
The 'Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo' was inaugurated in 1999 and is located approximately 30km from the city of Valencia.
Andrea Iannone concluded this first day of the challenging Malaysian Grand Prix in 12th position.
Andrea Iannone only headed out on track approximately 10 minutes from the end of the session and completed a total of seven laps.
A small problem suffered at the beginning of FP2, prevented Andrea Iannone from taking full advantage of the session.
Despite persistent discomfort in his right shoulder, Andrea gradually improved his time during the sessions.
Andrea Iannone and Michele Pirro used the first day of free practice for “reconnaissance” of the track.
Andrea Iannone rewarded at Brno by consistency, perseverance.
Dislocated left clavicle for Ben Spies.
First day of free practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Ignite Pramac Racing Team again will have the Ducati test rider Pirro as the sub for Spies. They will also field a "lab" Ducati for Iannone in the German Grand Prix.
Andrea Iannone had a good start but turn 10 saw the end of his race.
The FP4 session had gone well for Andrea Iannone helping the Italian to make the third row for tomorrow.
Andrea Iannone, who had spent last night fighting a problem with his ear, sat in eleventh place in the combined times.
The Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team will now prepare for the next round of the championship, at Le Mans on 19 May.
Overall, it was a successful day and a good starting point for the work to come in qualifying tomorrow and in Sunday’s race.
Andrea Iannone arrived in the United States early to ride to Laguna Seca in California.