Iannone on the fourth row again at MotorLand Aragon

Andrea Iannone only headed out on track approximately 10 minutes from the end of the session and completed a total of seven laps.

Thanks to a best time of 1:50.094 recorded during today’s Q2 session, Andrea Iannone will start tomorrow’s race at MotorLand Aragon from the 12th position on the grid.

Andrea Iannone, Energy T.I. Pramac Racing
Andrea Iannone, Energy T.I. Pramac Racing

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Like most of the premier-class riders, Andrea had sat out much of FP3 due to the damp track surface, a result of the rain that had fallen during the night. He only headed out on track approximately 10 minutes from the end of the session and completed a total of seven laps, and the conditions didn’t allow him to improve his 1:50.727 time from yesterday’s FP2. As a result, he didn’t transfer directly into Q2.

The work carried out in the Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team garage during the subsequent FP4 session enabled the Italian to gain the necessary confidence for tackling Q1 with determination, and he moved on to the second and decisive qualifying session.

Andrea Iannone – Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team: Unfortunately, we weren’t able to ride much this morning. That would’ve been useful, but anyway I can say that the day went well. We’ve improved our pace since this morning. I felt better lap by lap, and in fact we made it into Q2. I still don’t feel perfect, as the rear is sliding and I can’t find the right grip to attack these long corners as I’d like. As a result, I can’t take full advantage on acceleration, maybe also due to my riding style. Braking performance has improved quite a bit though, and that showed in today’s times. We did a good job, and we’ll continue on this path.”

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