After completing a total of 20 and 21 laps respectively during FP1 and FP2, and recording a best time of 1.35.218 on his 19th lap of FP2, Andrea Iannone ended the first day of free practice at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in 11th place, just within a whisker of the Top Ten.
This made up for an unsatisfactory start that had put him down in 17th place due to a total lack of confidence with his Desmosedici.
The team continue to work inside the box while waiting to face again the 4226 meters of the San Marino GP Circuit tomorrow.
Andrea Iannone - Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team: “This morning was pretty difficult, we made a lot of effort even though I was expecting that returning to this track would have been easier. I had absolutely no confidence with the bike and the tyres, it was like riding on ice, and I did not have enough feeling to push harder.
This afternoon went much better, the tyres had more grip, I could brake stronger and in the end I improved my best time recorded during the last tests on this track. Tomorrow we will try and improve it even more.
My shoulder is fine, I now have more strength than in the three previous races, and even if the pain has not gone away totally, it’s okay. Now I need to concentrate for the rest of the weekend.”
Pramac Racing Team