The first leg of a challenging overseas tripleheader in the MotoGP World Championship took place today at the Sepang International Circuit, where Andrea Iannone’s day ended prematurely.
There was an atmosphere of disappointment in the garage, as the weekend had been one of the best of the season until that point.
Andrea Iannone – Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team: “It’s a shame, as I was having a good race. I was able to stay with Nicky and Dovi during the first few laps, and we had almost the same pace. I was riding well and thought I’d be able to have my best result of the year. It’s okay though, as my team and I will learn from this experience, because we definitely didn’t expect this kind of problem. After I broke the mount for the steering damper, the bike became dangerous and impossible to ride, I could no longer do the turns, and when I realized the problem, the only thing I could do was came back in the garage. This will help us to grow, and anyway, we really worked well during this race, so I’m optimistic for the next round.”